Hills Like White Elephants Jig

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In the short story, Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway the main character Jig pursued to make a decisive change in her life by making the right decision, whether to have an abortion or not, but she is unable to think clear because of her weak characteristic. Jig is undecided about what decision she should make. Even though she knows the possibilities, she has trouble letting go her old life style. Another important fact is that she suffers from low self-esteem that leads to her being submissive to the men manipulations, that makes her fragile which makes her hide her feelings behind her sarcastic comments. The girls Jig faces a huge decision that will change her future life. She has to choose between the old style of living and the new lifestyle. It is hard for her to let go of old behaviors that consists of taking no responsibility with the only intention of having a adventure. She must go from being a worried less girl to a responsible adult who need who needs to take responsibility of her actions. For her is a hard process since there are some steps to change. One is commitment to change and the other can be realization. As the story goes on she…show more content…
During the short story she try to avoid the conversation in order to stop fighting with him. She expresses her thoughts by being sarcastic. This is her way of showing disagreement towards her lover. The readers can conclude that she is afraid to speak out her emotions. We can see this when she comments “So have I…and afterwards they were all so happy.” Apparently she is agree with the men but the reality is that she feels that the abortion would give them everything but happiness. Also at the end of the story she says that she was fine and that’s nothing was wrong with her. The American men power over her can be seen on the story when she shows that she feels intimidate to oppose
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