The setting is described as follows: The hills across the valley of the Ebro were long and white. On this side, there was no shade and no trees and the station was between two lines of rails in the sun. […] The American and the girl with him sat at a table in the shade, outside the building. It was very hot and the express from Barcelona would
The man is manipulating her through his words to get his girl to go through with the operation. First, he brings up the operation and goes on to say that “It’s really an awfully simple operation”(42) hinting at the fact that it is easily done and not a big deal at all. Secondly, the man uses the idea of happiness to win her over in this decision, “That’s the only thing that bothers us. It’s the only thing that’s made us unhappy”(50) he is manipulating her into thinking that this operation will revive their happiness they once shared in this relationship. Thirdly, he tries to normalize the operation to make her feel like it’s a common thing, no big deal, he tells her she doesn’t “have to be afraid.
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
The White Bone is a fantasy-fiction novel by Barbara Gowdy, which follows the story of an adopted elephant cow, Mud, and her family as they try to find the fabled “Safe Place,” a region free from drought and elephant poachers. Mud, who had recently earned her cow name, She-Spurns, finds that she has visionary powers, which grant her the ability to occasionally see glimpses of the near future. Soon after this discovery, she receives a vision of another elephant herd; “All the faces are hacked off, the trunks tossed aside, the tusks gone and some of the feet as well…So these are the She-D’s. Twenty-three bodies she counts before her eye dims” (Gowdy, 42). Not too long later, the remaining four members of the She-D family seek refuge in the
In Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants,” an insidiously subdued tone is created through the lack of description among the characters, Hemingway's structure of theory of omission, and an array of literary elements. The operation that troubles the young couple is the future presence of an “it” tarnishing their relationship. The two of them, being equally as insensitive to the subject, struggle to declare the operation at hand all together. Forcing the reader to develop their own understanding of the operation at hand on their own. The American (being a symbol of freedom and power) and the manner in which Hemingway introduces the two characters in the beginning, “The American and the girl with him sat at a table in the shade,
Because I don’t care about me.” To which the American man responds by saying “I don’t want you to do it if you feel that way.” Jig uses this statement to manipulate the American man who clearly cares about whether she would actually like to have the abortion. She clearly cares about herself, her happiness, and desires and uses them as major deciding factors. However this manipulation is unintentional as she doesn’t say that she will not go through with the surgery which is what the man has given her the opportunity to say. As the story continues, Jig realizes that the American man is set on her having the abortion; and therefore gives up on the idea of starting a family. The man says “We can go everywhere.” To which Jig replies “No, we can’t.
In this story it a way of showing his true feelings about Hadley’s pregnancy? Authors sometimes are telling stories in writing to rely their true feeling or to get across a point. Life normally is the deciding factor on which an author will write about. In “Hills like White Elephants”, the American boy is selfish and doesn’t consider Jigs feeling about
They were white in the sun and the country was brown and dry,” and “They look like white elephants,” she said. A white elephant symbolizes something no one wants---in this case, the woman’s unborn child. The woman’s comment in the beginning of the story that the surrounding hills look like white elephants initially seems to be a casual, offhand remark, but it actually serves as a transition for her and the American man to discuss their baby and the possibility of having an abortion. The woman later in the story hints that the hill don’t really look like white elephants, a very subtle hint that perhaps means that she wants to keep the baby after all. The man misses this hint and the situation doesn’t get solved.
Austen's Pride and Prejudice book shows the differences and similarities of the marriage relationships in the 18th century, through the marriage relationships of Charlotte, Lydia, Jane, and Elizabeth. Jane naturally found someone to marry, her attractive beauty and joyful character helped her easily attract Bingley to her. Young Lydia got married to Wickham, but she did not know anything about marriage yet. Elizabeth fell in love with Darcy because she realized that he is a special person. On the other hand, Charlotte married Mr. Collins because she was looking to be secure.