Dahn Yoga participants looking for stories of personal development will likely find the character of Robert Jordan to be thought-provoking and inspirational. Robert Jordan is the main character in Ernest Hemingway's For Whom the Bell Tolls, set in the Spanish Civil war. For Whom the Bell Tolls features other memorable characters such as Pablo, Maria and Pilar.
Jordan is a demolition expert in charge of bombing bridges in Spain. He is actually an American school teacher who has taken his political views to heart and decided to act on them by helping the Spanish Republicans, also known as the Loyalists. However, as Jordan meets other characters throughout the novel, including the beautiful Spanish girl named Maria and the strong-willed Pilar, a leader in the guerrilla band that Jordan joins.
In the end, Jordan finds himself a changed man. He is less loyal to his political convictions as he sees flaws in the Republican cause. Even if the love story between Jordan and Maria does not have a happy ending, For Whom the Bell Tolls is inspirational in its depiction of personal progress.