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For Whom the Bell Tolls

For Whom the Bell Tolls

by Ernest Hemingway

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"Listen to this well, rabbit," he said. He knew there was a great hurry and he was sweating very much, but this had to be said and understood. "Thou wilt go now, rabbit. But I go with thee. As long as there is one of us there is both of us. Do you understand?" (43.319)

In the end Robert Jordan tries to convince Maria to leave him behind by appealing to that sense of unity they'd both felt in their love. He also tells the same thing to himself to comfort himself as he waits alone to die. Death puts to the test all that nice talk of "being the same." It certainly doesn't seem to work very well on Maria.

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