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For Whom the Bell Tolls

For Whom the Bell Tolls


by Ernest Hemingway

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Literature and Philosophy

Historical Figures

Spanish Civil War Historical References (or other less well-known Spanish figures)

  • Quieipo de Llano (8.112)
  • Alejandro Lerroux Garcia (13.61)
  • Indalecio Prieto Tuero (13.61)
  • Valentin Gonzalez, "El Campesino" (18.36)
  • Enrique Lister Forjan (18.37, 18.51, 31.163)
  • Juan Modesto (18.37)
  • Andrés Nin (18.152)
  • Dolores Ibarruri, "La Pasionaria" (27.19-24, 27.46, 27.76, 33.13-25)
  • Pablo Iglesias Posse (35.4)
  • Buenaventura Durutti Dumange (35.4)
  • Jose Miaja Menant (35.4)

Art References

Pop Culture References

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