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The Complete Short Stories of Ernest Hemingway Chapter Summary & Analysis - "Nobody Ever Dies" Summary

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"Nobody Ever Dies" Summary

Enrique hides out at a safe house in Cuba. He waits all day for Maria to bring him food. Enrique and Maria discuss the others that have been killed in the ongoing communist war. As they are talking, the sound of police sirens makes them flee the house. They go separate ways. When the police corners Enrique, they shoot him. When they catch Maria, she takes on a saint-like confidence, in the style of Joan of Arc. The man who tipped off the police about Maria and Enrique is scared by her calm confidence.

"Nobody Ever Dies" Analysis

The title suggests that those who stand up for a cause do not die. Instead, they become martyrs. Maria, who was just a normal girl until the police confront her, is compared to Joan of Arc, the French saint...

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