For Whom the Bell Tolls - Study Guide Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Robert Jordan, Pilar and Maria arrive at El Sordo's and speaks to Joaquin, who is on guard duty. He tells them El Sordo heard news in Segovia last night, and Joaquin thinks the news was bad. Joaquin speaks of carrying Maria on the night of the train incident. They joke and the conversation turns serious when Pilar asks Joaquin about before the movement. Pilar tells Robert Jordan that Joaquin wanted to be a bullfighter, but was afraid. Joaquin tells her that after all he has seen, he is no longer afraid of the bulls.

Joaquin tells Robert Jordan that the Fascists in Valladolid killed his parents, brother and sister. Robert Jordan thinks about all the villages he has visited and the villagers who helped him. He realizes that he moved on and the peasants stayed behind to face the consequences of his actions. On many occasions, he...

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