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This paper analyzes the code of honor in bullfighting as it is explained in Death in the Afternoon by Ernest Hemingway. It then describes the cathartic emotion given to the audience after an honorable performance and discusses the implications of this emotion. Finally, this paper applies the previous analyses of Death in the Afternoon to an analysis of For Whom the Bell Tolls in order to explain how the novel suggests Hemingway's understanding of the Spanish way of life.
Achorn, Nias, "Honor in the face of death: Hemingway’s moral code in Death in the Afternoon and For Whom the Bell Tolls" (2012). Honors Theses and Capstones. 1.