International Creation: Examining Cross-Cultural Influences in Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls
Cognitive literary analysis of the impact of Hemingway’s linguistic choices on the reader. Krug asserts that Hemingway was deeply affected by cross-cultural influences such as his experiences in the Spanish Civil War and his admiration of the French painter Cézanne, and that he used these influences in the novel to convey his message regarding the devastating effects of war. Krug charts the “writer-reader dynamic” and includes detailed examinations of narrative elements (e.g. title, opening paragraph, and reoccurring metaphors) to emphasize the novel’s cross-cultural methods for successfully conveying its themes of love and death.
Interdisciplinary Literary Studies