Her infatuation is shown early on, “Liz liked Jim very much. She liked it…” (Hemingway 1). Hemingway repeatedly uses “She liked it” when describing how Liz likes Jim’s mustache, walk, smile, etc. It’s clear that these are superficial characteristics that she likes about Jim: She does not actually know anything about Jim. This shows her naivety about love; because she has never experienced love, she is only capable of experiencing “puppy love” or superficial attraction.
On this side there was no shade and no trees and the station was between two lines of rails in the sun”(Hemingway 122). This is a representation of death. Hemingway describes the other side of the railroad tracks as “ Across, on the other side, were fields of grain and trees along the bank of the Ebro. Far across the field of grain and she saw the river through the trees”(Hemingway 125). This is a
It is through these stories that the readers could explore women and their society. Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” revolves around a couple in a train station that is seemingly in a discussion over sensitive topics – pregnancy and abortion. The story starts with a description of the setting, the girl and the American man sitting on a table outside the bar of a train station looking over the hills. It is in this first paragraph of description that we can visualize the difference between the male and the female character. The male character was stated as “the American”
This incident shows the reader that she wants to be taken seriously by her colleagues. It also displays that Hilly deeply treasures her reputation because of her reaction towards the situation. On the other hand, Aunt Alexandra has also shown the reader signs that she values her family’s reputation. In chapter 23 of To Kill a Mockingbird, Aunt Alexandra did not allow Scout to play with Walter Cunningham because of his poor background. She said, “Because-he-is-trash, that’s why you can’t play with him.
Relationships are the core of everything we do in life. We love someone, so we do something for them; we value someone 's opinion, so we respect them; we dislike someone, so we avoid them. Relationships cause people to act on their emotions which impact how and why they do the things they do. Ernest Hemingway’s short story “Hills Like White Elephants” is about a couple trying to come to a conclusion on a delicate matter. While the man strongly promotes his opinion the girl is hesitant but wants to do whatever will make him happy.
She did not have much hope left anyways for her life because she annoyed the misfit with her ugly and selfish ways. In another quote the grandmother implies that the misfit is a good man by stating, "Yes it's a beautiful day," said the grandmother. "Listen, " she said, "You shouldn't call yourself the misfit because I know you're a good man at heart. I can just look at you and tell" (421). The grandmother doesn't know the misfit from Adam, yet she already gave him a persona that he has to match.
In the beginning of the story, the girl take the initiative to speak which leads to the discussion: “'what should we drink?' the girl asked. She had taken off her hat and put it on the table.” She opens the crucial issue in an implicit way when she describes the “hills like white elephant”. Which suggests her imaginative way of thinking: she relates to the hills as the physical shape of her pregnancy, and the white elephants is “something she cannot just throw away but for which, in her present circumstances, she has no use; something that is awkwardly, burdensomely in the way” (Renner 30). The girl faces difficulties in expressing her feelings, but she does not surrender and keeps
The isle is silent because the lady is “literally ‘shut up’” (Halliwell-Grove 64). Since the lady is alone in the dreary castle, the island is silent. Thus, the tower’s location creates the theme of
entirely for pleasure now.”Once again, marriage is exposed as something you wouldn’t want or ask for under any circumstances. Wilde makes fun at it and once remarks how living without a spouse or company makes you live in a better way and more happily, although, for most people real life the death of their spouses is one of the worst things that could occur to them. This comparison allows the reader to evaluate the farce in The Importance of Being Earnest, and how Wilde portrays wholly improbable real life situations as completely possible in his novel, depicting his characters as totally crude. Going more in depth with her frivolousness (mentioned before) we point out the quote, “I hope not Algernon… fortunately he is accustomed to that.” Once again, the use of satire, Lady Bracknell is anything but earnest. She cares so much about appearances, and as mentioned before, takes marriage as something unimportant, she sends her husband to dine away from the family, so the dining table looks pretty and put together.
For Gwendolen, she said “the only safe name is Ernest” (The Norton Anthology English Literature, 2303) and Cecily replied, “I fear that I should not be able to give you my undivided attention” (The Norton Anthology English Literature, 2320). From the conversations between Jack and Gwendolen, Algernon and Cecily, it is also notable that both of the girls were not really caring about “whether the man actually possesses the qualities that comprise earnestness” (SparkNotes Editors), what they admired was merely their name. This demonstrates again the Victorian upper class’s shallowness. Besides, it is quite preposterous to be engaged to someone only because of his or her name. This kind of engagement could hardly be serious and sincere.
You may love it so much that it acts as an incentive to pick up another story to read. Some argue that short stories serve solely to entertain, but I have to disagree. I believe that short stories, along with all literature give readers insight on the human condition, and touches on what it means to be human. While entertaining, even if there is no “moral” lesson, you always take something away. Whether it be a new found understanding of something you couldn’t understand before, or perhaps a method of escaping the superficial world around you.
The book explores several themes including self- discovery, loyalty, courage and the magic of reading. The magic of reading is developed through the founding of the Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Society. Dawesy writes to Juliet after reading one of her old books for a Society meeting. Their relationship starts as two bibliophiles discussing books through letters. After spending time in Guernsey, Juliet proposes to Dawesy and the two wed. “But she didn’t what she said was ‘Would you like to marry me?’…I’m in love with you so I thought I’d ask.” (272).
I do my best to love everybody...I’m hard put, sometimes-baby, it’s never an insult to be called what somebody thinks is a bad name. It just shows you how poor that person is, it doesn’t hurt you”(108). Scout was asking Atticus about being a nigger-lover, and he explained to her that it is only an insult if she lets it bother her. Name- calling also shows how poor of a person the name caller is. In the courtroom, Atticus made an impact on the jury, but it just was not enough.