The Theme Of Abortion In 'Hills Like White Elephants'

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1. Giving birth to a child is a girl’s happiest moment. However, sometimes things don’t go as they are expected to go. Sometimes for some reasons girl’s have to go through abortion. In the story, “Hills Like White Elephants”, the man seems to want the girl to have an abortion as he says, “They just let air in…”(205) The man tries to convince the girl physically and mentally to have the abortion by telling her, “I know you wouldn’t mind it…They just let the air in and then it’s all perfectly natural”(205). He keeps telling her that it’s “natural” and it’s a “simple operation”. However the girl is unhappy to have the abortion as she keeps looking around while he is talking. She tells the man, “Then I’ll do it. Because I Don’t care about me”(206) Even though she is agreeing to have the abortion, but by…show more content…
The man tries convincing her by telling her “You don’t have to be afraid. I’ve known a lots of people that have done it” After some time the girl gets irritated of the man convincing her, she just asks the man, “Would you please…please stop talking?”(207) The man doesn’t talk for a while, and goes away. In the end, when the man returns to the girl and asks her if she is fine, she replies, “I feel fine, there’s nothing wrong with me. I feel fine.” (208) By telling the man that there is nothing wrong with her, the girl is trying to communicate that she has changed her mind. She is convinced by what the man told her and might agree to have the abortion. 2. The song “The Times They Are A Changin” begins by bringing people together for a cause. “Come gather ’round people / Wherever you roam / And admit that the waters / Around you have grown / And accept it that soon / You’ll be drenched to the bone” (104). The reference to “waters” is a metaphor
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