Symbolism shown in this short story is when the girl said “But if I do it, then it will be nice again if I say things are like white elephants, and you’ll like it?”(Hemingway 275). She is referring to how she wants the baby and not have the operation. This decision is really risky for the girl she does not know if this is going to affect the relationship or not. The man does not really want a baby and tries to convince her otherwise. Not really thinking about the fact that the girl really wants this baby.
However, her pregnancy is not something that is stated directly. Instead, Hemingway used a series of symbols that will help the readers get into the understanding that it is in fact, a pregnancy, and the ‘simple operation’ that the man wanted her to get is an abortion. As readers, we also observe that the man and Jig go through an exchange of peace and quarrel (L’Heureux, 2011), however, we also noticed that Jig has a desire to please and impress the man
Sarah is an epitome of beauty and dearly loved by her husband, but unfortunately, is barren in her early years. Therefore, Abraham’s first offspring, Ishmael is borne by Hagar, Sarah’s maidservant. Once Hagar is pregnant, she mocks Sarah’s inability to conceive as “her mistress was lowered in her esteem” (GEN, 16:4). Insulted by Hagar’s mockery, Sarah asks Abraham to choose between her and Hagar, but Abraham, Abraham tells Sarah to “Deal with her as you think right” (GEN 16:6). His reply indicates how he is aware of Sarah’s position in his life and her autonomy in the household where she can make independent decisions and treat Hagar as she pleases.
Many people chose the first option because they have a desire to have children. This is not a very smart decision because, all the way from the beginning it was man and woman, then they have children. Even if you think this is a spectacular idea, is it really? Children are wired to look for a father figure, they are in need of one; if the father is absent then they will fall into many destructive habits. A family friend of mine also thought this was a great idea and had a little baby girl with her boyfriend, who she was absolutely certain she would marry.
Jane Austen’s novel of manners, Emma, is about a young woman named Emma who considers herself a matchmaker and believes she will never marry. Austen’s purpose is to unveil the coming-of-age maturity and self realization Emma will go through in the duration of marriages of her friends and situations between her and other people. She creates a witty, romantic atmosphere around the book with the aid of rhetorical devices, such as imagery and symbolism, and occurring themes, such as consummated marriages, foolishness of character, and transformation of the main character. Also, there is a generation of ironic tone in order to capture the attention of readers who relate their feelings towards Emma. This novel captures the readers’ hearts through Emma’s amorous, amusing life adventure.
I. Topic Sentence - Uncertainty runs throughout Hemingway’s short story “Hills like White Elephants”. 1. In “Hills like White Elephants” the couple is indecisive on the subject of having the child. The American wants the girl to get an abortion but “ ‘ wouldn’t have [her] do it if [she] didn’t want to’ ” (55-56).
Jig, the Spanish woman, is eager to keep the unborn child as the American man who is the father is not. They each bring up different points as to why throughout the story. In Earnest Hemingway’s short story Hills like White Elephants written in 1927 he uses the hills themselves, the scenery that the couple is surrounded by, and the beaded curtain as symbols to describe the situation that the couple faces. In this short story, the hills that the train station overlook are compared to white elephants. This is because the conversation Jig is wanting to have with the American consists of whether or not to keep the
In “Two Kinds” by Amy Tan, Jing-mei discovers herself though rebellion. As the daughter of an immigrant, she feels pressured by her mother to follow the American dream by being a child prodigy. However, as she fails at task after task, Jing-mei’s hopeful attitude shifts. Abandoning her positivity, she determines to underperform at everything she attempts. Jing-mei evolves from an optimistic girl to a spiteful rebel as a defense mechanism against her mother’s pressure, carrying her rebellious identity until she reaches peace later in adulthood.
In the book, Lindo Jong was forced to marry the boy chosen for her by the matchmaker. This meant she had to give up her happiness to fulfill the promise she made to her mother that she wouldn’t shame the family and she did everything in her power to keep that promise. Her daughter, Waverly Jong, did not have the same devotion to the meaning of the word “promise”. Amy Tan wrote, “A daughter can promise to come to dinner, but if she has a headache, if she has a traffic jam, if she wants to watch her favorite movie on TV, she no longer has a promise (Tan 42).” The younger generation does not apply as much devotion to the smaller things in life as their moms did because they did not grow up in the culture that the older
Edna then looks back at her feelings towards the birth of her children. She merely saw them as an addition to “the great unnumbered multitude of souls that come and go” and reveals her nonmarital nature. Then, Madame Ratignolle tells Edna to “Think of the children Edna... remember them.” These words ring in Edna’s head and played the role as a wake up call. Edna has previously planned on abandoning her moral values, but these words made her realize the effect her actions of adultery may have on her children. This is the first example of Edna’s alienation and how society’s assumptions of her, which were brought to her attention by Madame Ratignolle, should play a larger role in her
Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God displayed a forever long journey of Janie Crawford. Set in the 1930’s Janie was expected to marry and have children. However, Janie’s idea of marriage was a bit different than her concerned Nanny’s. Nanny did not want her granddaughter, Janie, to be a house maid as she was. So when a prosperous suitor made his feelings for Janie apparent, Nanny arranged for Janie and Logan Killicks to be Wed.
(-- removed HTML --) 5. The one that’s desperate for grandchildren Not wanting to have children is perfectly acceptable in today’s day and age, yet there are still some people who just can’t handle it. After announcing that she wasn’t interested in having children, one woman’s mother-in-law threw a toddler-worthy temper tantrum exclaiming “how could you do this to me?” Uhhh, I didn’t realize your daughter-in-law’s body was your