For Whom the Bell Tolls - Chapter 6 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 6 Summary

Robert Jordan sits in the cave watching Maria wash dishes and listening to Pilar. Pilar wonders why El Sordo has not come; he comes to the cave every night. Pilar asks Robert Jordan what he thinks of Maria, and he replies that she is beautiful.

The conversation turns to politics and Maria asks if Robert Jordan is a communist. He replies that he is an anti Fascist and has been since he came to understand Fascism. Maria and Pilar come from Republican families and Maria's father was killed for being a Republican. Robert Jordan tells them his father was head of the Republican National Committee in America and Maria asks if that is why he was killed. Pilar tells her people are not killed in the United States for being Republican. Maria thinks they have something in common.

Pilar asks Robert Jordan where he will sleep and...

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