She is likely to be overdependent on other people, quite possibly indicated by her large circle of friends with whom she socializes frequently. There is no indication that Melissa is fixated on the anal stage. In fact, she is a slob, and typical anal stage fixation is associated with orderliness, not messiness (Frager and Fadiman, 2013). A feminine Oedipal attitude, present in Melissa, would have come into being during her phallic stage. A feminine Oedipal attitude involves a girl’s romantic feelings for her father figure and her resentment, and ultimate identification, with her mother (Frager and Fadiman, 2013).
She starts by making comments about the mountains that appear to her like a white elephant. White elephants are rare animals and a small amount of people have ever seen a white elephant. The elephant symbolizes that the operation that the woman is going to get is an operation that not everyone gets, only the privileged people. She also makes statements about not caring about herself in attempt to get the American to change his mind about the operation. The American states that this pregnancy is what is causing turmoil in their relationship and causing the couple unhappiness.
While shes being controlled around, Jig is showing traits of feminine style communication. She is here to please the man. After listening to him basically beg for her to have the operation, she gives in softly and refuses to hear more from the man. She agrees to have the operation just for the sole purpose of his happiness, while she knows it wont fix
Redemption is the act of being saved from sin. “Ind Aft” by Fay Weldon is a tawdry tale of a vapid mistress’s redemption. A woman does not become a mistress because she loves herself. In an affair, there is rarely more than lust between the two adulterers. Each person will manipulate and handle the other until the time that one of them gets bored, hurt, or just leaves the imbroglio.
In Hemingway’s “Hills like White Elephants”, the American and Jig are like parallel lines, they can never meet. As they struggle to find common ground, the very discussion that can bring them together only tears them apart. The relationship between Jig and the American is complex from the very beginning since their personalities, methods of communicating, and desires are different. The American represents infertility, selfishness and death but how can he not be when he’s a single man, traveling, trying new drinks, spending nights in hotels with no worry about money and now he has impregnated a women, of course he will lose his zest for her (Hannum). The American’s immediate fear is him having to marry Jig to “make an honest woman of her”, if she has the baby (Hannum).
Consequences by Choice A white elephant is a metaphor for an unwanted possession that causes a financial burden. "Hills Like White Elephants" was written by Ernest Hemingway an American writer and journalist. The story is about a couple with a complex relationship, who become desponded by the woman's unpremeditated pregnancy. In the story the unborn child is compared to a white elephant because of the burden it would bring to the couple, yet the color white symbolized the innocence and purity of the child. Throughout, the story it becomes visible that the man and woman struggle to concur whether an abortion is the right idea they should take.
Although it is a short story, it has lot of elements making it a successful story. Chopin’s story has many prevalent themes that are showcased. The idea of forbidden happiness was one major theme present. When Brently Mallard dies, Mrs. Mallard comes to the realization that she is now an independent woman. Although she has to keep this joy private, she tries her best to hide this contentment, Her resistance to her true feelings show how forbidden her emotions are and that society would never accept Louise’s true emotions.
In Asian culture, the white elephant is seen as a burden as it is costly to care for and an unwanted burden despite it being considered a holy animal. As their conversation continues, it is clear to see that they are arguing about whether to go through with the abortion. The white elephant for the couple is supposedly the child that the girl is carrying within her. Some critics argue that the white elephant represents not just the unborn baby, but also Jig in the viewpoint of the American. He is
Since most of the story revolves around the idea of making a choice, it is a big indicator of the theme. There are many different themes in “Hills Like White Elephants”. However, the way Hemingway manipulated dialogue, characters, and symbols within the story helps define the main one of choice. Despite the lack of important choices being made by the man and woman, the idea of choices still resonates. Mainly because whole story revolves around a choice being made.
Overall the story, “Hills Like White Elephants,” by Ernest Hemingway is a difficult story to understand at first glance. However, reading the story a few times becomes easier to understand the story’s true purpose, which Hemingway illustrates wonderfully with symbolism and
Mitch had two flaws to him, drinking and smoking, even though Karen loved him very much she did not love this Karen told Mitch she did not want to be in a relationship where he would smoke and drink. Mitch loved Karen to but he didn’t want to not smoke or drink for the rest of his life. So both of them departed ways. Both of their kids were either in College or living their life. Karen was alone except for her friends and family she was alone but this did not affect her she was a strong women who could care for herself, well also taking care of others.
Instead of throwing away, they should keep them and feel nostalgia and feel happy about the things they have done in the life. People should always learn from their past, therefore, keeping things will help them more to remind them not to repeat same
I don’ like Curley.” (pg. 89 Steinbeck) With this Curley 's wife attempts to explain for the first time her unhappy marriage to Curley. In The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton Cherry Valance 's relationship with Bob is portrayed similarly: Bob is always drinking and Cherry hates Bob 's personality and impulsive actions, but she seems too scared to break up with him because she might lose her status in the gang. In both books the characters need to obtain a certain status which prevents them from expressing their feeling towards each other and, as a result, they end up indulging superficial
He shows concern due to Edna 's lack of socialization with other females and general rebellion against societal norms. Edna is able to recognize that the love she feels for another man is not the main reason that she is going through what she is going through. Edna says “it was not love which had held this cup of life to her lips” (Chopin 140). She is able to know that this desire for a life of free will is driven by her own desire. Edna begins to recognize the faults in her life and starts to revolutionize her life and
Personal Code of Ethics Personal Values and Principals • Unbiased Attitude Towards Others • Honesty • Loyalty • Compassion • Patience • Advocacy • Respect for Others Personal Ethics Unbiased Attitude Towards Others Having an unbiased opinion towards others is the foundation to living a good balanced life. If you have unassumed oppinions about others it will be easier to live a more peaceful, happy, respectful life. I will always encourage my son with Autism to believe in himself and always look at people with an open mind and attitude. I would expect him to do that, as I expect others to look upon him in the same light. While I understand that this might be difficult of others to do, I need to be able to set a great example of how to live