For Whom the Bell Tolls - Chapter 34 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 34 Summary

Andres is on his way to Golz, carrying a message from Robert Jordan. He thinks they will give the fascists something from Sordo in the morning. As he walks, he thinks of bull baiting as a young man. He was brave with the bulls; he remembers once when he had held the bull's tail to help an injured man. After the bull had been killed, Andres would feel ashamed, empty and proud all at once. He thinks about living without war and raising partridges in the front yard. Andres sees a government position ahead and knows it will be challenging.

Chapter 34 Analysis

The mixture of feelings Andres experienced during the bull baiting in his hometown parallels the feelings soldiers experience when killing in war. They are proud for fighting well for the cause. However, most of the men find killing to be wrong. Killing another soldier, even...

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