Hills Like White Elephants Summary

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Agony Between Fascinating Ridge Hills like white elephant is a short story that was written by Ernest Hemingway in 1924 with two main characters; an American man and Jig. It all happened in Ebro, Spain where both of them are in a train station waiting for the train that heads to Madrid. The location is described as bounded by alluring fields, wonderful trees, and magnificent hills. Although the story do not contain a background information about the characters, reading their dialogues and the whole story will give the interpretation that both of them were sharing a deep and sensual relationship. The whole idea is when the couple were enjoying the beer and the scenery, until the man consequently opened up about an operation.…show more content…
The man’s response resulted for the woman to feel disquiet and annoyed. Avoiding further discomfort, she divert the subject by asking him if they could try a different drink, the man then agreed. Consequently, the man asked her to come and enjoy their second drink inside the patio. Upon taking a sip of beer, the woman tried to emphasize that everything tastes like liquorice, especially for everything that you have waited for, like absinthe. An absinthe that not only famous by its calming effect but also as an aphrodisiac. As the woman is trying to continue comparing the taste of liquorice with everything, the man suddenly told her with annoyance to “Cut it out,” commanding her to stop bluffing and just enjoy the moment. Again, the woman tried to express how the hills have same resemblance as elephants. Providing her explanation that it has a white reflection because sun contrasts towards…show more content…
Then again telling her that he is willing to go through with her and emphasized that it is just a simple operation. Confused with all of what is happening and what decision to make, the woman stopped him from talking. Trying to put herself at ease, she enjoyed the beer that was given by the servant. Afterwards, the couple was informed that the train is arriving within five minutes. Brightly she smiled, knowing that they could get away from the subject that they discussed. The subject that made them both uncomfortable and
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