Treatment of the Spanish Civil War in Malraux’s Man’s Hope, Orwell’s Homage to Catalonia, and Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls
Compares the authors’ differing perspectives on the Spanish Civil War, contending that Hemingway, though antifascist, remained politically uncommitted. Khan explains that while Malraux ignores the divisiveness within the Republican government that contributed to Franco’s victory, Orwell openly condemns both the authoritarian power of the communists and their damaging internal struggles. Concludes that though Hemingway remained politically neutral in his reporting for NANA, his antiwar sentiments emerge in For Whom the Bell Tolls through his humanitarian concern for those fighting on both sides.
Perspectives: Romantic, Victorian, and Modern Literature