Hills Like White Elephants Moral Analysis

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“Hills Like White Elephants,” by Ernest Hemingway: The Morality Within The Operation Ernest Hemingway created the iceberg theory, by which he expects the reader to know a great deal of information from the little he expresses. This style is evident in his short story, “Hills Like White Elephants,” because the information the reader must obtain is hidden underneath the surface. This writing style confuses the reader for the most part, but when the short story is given a chance, the reader connects to Hemingway’s use of a variety of essential elements to engage and understand the story. This connection formed is strengthened by the important combination of allusion and symbolism expressed within this great short story. Most of the short story focuses on the dialogue between a young couple of an American man and the girl, Jig, who remains nameless for most of the short story. Throughout the story, they discuss an “operation.” Hemingway never lets the reader know what kind of…show more content…
They discuss the operation without saying what they really mean and want to say. The young couples small talk ends when the American man brings up an operation, concluding to the gift of a baby that he does not want to fully be held responsible for. He sees the gift of a baby as a burden to his relationship and future life with Jig. By which causes Jig to come to the realization that her life looks shallow and what she thought she wanted turned out to not be true. In the short story, Jig states, “That’s all we do, isn’t it--look at things and try new drinks,” symbolizing she wants a change in her
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