A Spanish Portrait: Spain and Its Connections with the Thematic and Structural Dimensions of For Whom the Bell Tolls
Imagological approach focused on the portrait of Spain reflected in the novel. Opens with a detailed account of Hemingway’s lifelong love affair with Spain before turning to an examination of the novel’s episodic structure and thematic preoccupation with violence, life, death, and humor. Concludes that Hemingway depicts Spain as a timeless and remote place rich in customs and characterizes its people as passionate, rebellious, and possessing a fatalistic vision of life.
Journal of English Studies