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Title

"With a Man There is a Difference": The Rejection of Female Mentoring in Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls

Document Type

Essay

Citation

Werlock, Abby H. P. “‘With a Man There is a Difference’: The Rejection of Female Mentoring in Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls.” In The Erotics of Instruction, edited by Regina Berreca and Deborah Denenholz Morse, 127-46. Lebanon, NH: University Press of New England, 1997.

Annotation

Investigates Robert Jordan’s refusal to embrace female voices that conflict with his male perspective. Asserts that Jordan values masculine traits like courage and bravery over Maria and Pilar’s feminine embodiment of human attachment and commitment representing courage and compassion. Concludes that Jordan’s rejection of their mentoring in favor of the masculine voice of his grandfather leads to his death.

Published in

The Erotics of Instruction

Date

1997

Pages

127-146

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