In the end, the women choose to stop talking with the American man about the operation, he has pleaded his case. He has stated that this unborn child is, “the only thing that bothers us. It 's the only thing that 's made us unhappy." (Hemingway 2). Thus the result, she has chosen to proceed with this operation, despite her
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.
It was slightly confusing at times, and the plot would be somewhat boring at times. Most of the characters were developed well, but some characters were confusing and seemed all over the place. The conflict, however, was very true to life, as elephant poachers do exist, and it’s apparent that the author did her research. The ending was quite bittersweet, as Date Bed had died by the time the family found her, and makes the reader unsure whether the elephants did end up making it to the Safe Place after all. There is also a lot of in-depth analysis required to fully understand the book, else the reader may get quite lost in the plot.
Both “Good Country People” and “Hills Like White Elephants” comment and demonstrate how deception can take on different faces between men and women. Good Country People shows and or comment on how the root of deceptive appearances are based on whiskey (alcohol), cards (sex related), and sex, while in the Hills Like White Elephants shows how these elements are played out in real life so to speak. Appearance versus reality between these two stories is something. Mrs. Hopewell relies heavily on three stereotypes to define her life and or other people.
For example, when she said, “And if I do it you will be happy, and things will be like they were.” (255), she is lonely and desperate girl who is still having hope of being happy. She is in a bad mood and depressed too much to even ready to die, it is obvious from her reply, “I don’t care about me” (255) multiple times, waiting for him to say nice words or even make her feel good. He seems as being selfish and careless by starting this relationship and then lacking the support Jig needs from him. Hills Like White Elephant has a huge description on the story’s sitting in the train station, surrounded with hills, fields, and tress in a valley in Spain.
Throughout their conversation, you can decipher a tone where the conversation sheds light on his feelings towards the procedure and her feelings. He says “It’s really an awfully simple operation, Jig. It’s not really an operation at all” (Hemingway 124), in an effort to persuade her to in fact have the abortion. She, on the other hand, seems silent at first, but then questions how their life will be better after this procedure. Her uncertainty shows in her responses, and in other findings “… the sensuous beauty of a love relation that is quickly deteriorating, now that she has become conscious of her lover’s selfishness” (Maynard 273).
There is a distinguished balance in the relationship of women and men and it is visible in coexisting and procreating beyond themselves. In making decisions that are influenced by mistakes sometimes, one person gets the short end of the stick. In Hills Like White Elephants, the feminine role is displayed by a woman named Jig, whose feelings and thoughts get pushed aside to cater to the main male character’s wants and needs. In this case the “operation,” that cannot even be called by it’s true name or else the objective to persuade would not be met and ruin their lives. Masculine and feminine attributes have been visible in literature from the beginning of language, with the response of love and forcing one’s self to put aside: “me” for “you.”
Those closest to her focus on the status of the man, such as her best friend Charlotte who accepts Mr. Collins “solely from the pure and disinterested desire of an establishment” (Austen 120). Elizabeth, however, looks at a person’s demeanor and actions as well. Dissatisfied with society and Charlotte's irrational decisions, she confesses, “the more I see of the world, the more I am dissatisfied with it; and every day confirms my belief of [...] the little dependence that can be placed on the appearance of either merit or sense” (Austen 133). Elizabeth is significantly more wary about marriage than Charlotte and her sisters, and therefore she is unwilling to accept a proposal simply because it is expected of a women. Upon first meeting Darcy, she judges him to be arrogant and conceited.
This “low” dialogue of her lashing out shows, when Janie expresses bottled up feelings, instead of basing her accusation on the reasoning she establishes, she expresses frustration while talking to Tea Cake. Had she not let her emotions get the better of her, they could have been peacefully discussing her concerns. She allows her jealousy to become anger, which leads her and Tea Cake into a small fight. This demonstrates a significant difference in Janie’s thinking between her inner thoughts, and what she says in a
Because women are known as the more vulnerable and emotional sex, decision making turns upside down when men choose according to their sentiment. This occasion can be seen when Edward is forced to admit his feelings towards the complex situation between Billy 's and Loretta’s slight affair. Before Edward was presented in the short story Loretta’s portrayal was weak. Specifically, the narrator highlights: ” But she was not so sure about not wanting to leave Daisy.
The short story "Hills Like White Elephants," is about a couple that is really young and the is having a issue about abortion. The author uses a lot of rhetorical devices to convey his message but mostly use imagery and symbolism. The way that the story is told by the author the reader can see the story told in their head. The way that the author describe the hills and the town that they was in it shows a lot of imagery. The story also picture the couple waiting for the train that they had been waiting for.
in the essay " hills like White Elephant " the author uses a hesitant and confused tone to express and reaveal the complexities of loss. Earnest Hemingway show the primarily conversation between the American man and his girlfriend, neither of the speakers truly communicates with the other in agreement avoiding responsibility or blame . Both talk, but neither listens or understands the other’s point of view. Hemingway also used figurative languages and context clues that we can infer from the stories that jig the female has a very low self esteem when she said in page 477 "and if i do it you'll be happy and things will go back to like they were before " this show she is very insecure about her self she is less assertive and persuasive.
One of the most interesting aspects of Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" is the use of symbols and figurative language to indicate the meaning of his short story. Hemingway's complex writing style conveys a major theme of talking versus communicating. " Hills Like White Elephants" focuses on an American man and a young woman named Jig at a train station in Spain in the 1920s where they discuss if Jig should get an abortion or not. Although the couple has a conversation throughout the entire story, neither of them can articulate their feelings effectively and take the time to listen or understand each other. Hemingway's significant use of figurative language allows the reader to realize that the description of the setting in the
In the stories “Popular Mechanics”, written by Raymond Carver, and “Hills Like White Elephants”, written by Ernest Hemingway, show the struggles that sometimes happens while being in a relationship. In “Popular Mechanics” Carver shows the struggle of being cheated on and the fight between the couple over their baby. The baby becomes more of an item when they fight trying to show who is a better person and parent. In “Hills Like White Elephants” Hemingway shows that not everyone wants to have a baby and that it can change your life drastically. The couples in “Popular Mechanics” and “Hills Like White Elephants” are arguing over a baby, are splitting up, and the stories have settings that represent what is happening.
Review Hills Like White Elephants is a short story published in 1927 wrote by Ernest Hemmingway. “Hills Like White Elephants” is a extract from Ernest Hemmingway’s second collection of short stories, Men Without Women. The story’s numerous allusions and sparse style are also typical of Hemingway’s writing. The story focuses on a conversation between an American man and a girl at a Spanish train station. The girl compares the nearby hills to white elephants.