By saying she doesn't care for herself and assuring everything will be fine, it is obvious that the girl has a fear of abandonment. She fears that if she disagrees with the man he will leave her and that is not what she wants because she wants everything to be fine. In response, she avoids giving a voice so she doesn't lose the only person in her
The dialogue in Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” reveals a man’s and a woman’s incongruent conflict on abortion, and the author’s fundamentally feminist position is visible in the portrayal of the woman’s independent choice of whether or not to keep the baby she is carrying. The plot is very simple in the story which is less than 1500 words long. A woman and a man spend less than an hour on a hot summers day at a Spanish train station in the valley of Ebro as they are waiting for a train heading for Madrid. Their dialogue takes up most of the space and only few major actions take place. In the beginning of the story they sit drinking at a table outside a bar, and after a while the woman goes to the end of the station but she soon returns and participates in the dialogue.
From the beginning of the of the story “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway , he tells us about how an American man by the name of Jig and a girl at a crossroad waiting for a train to take the to Madrid. While waiting the girl compares the nearby hills to white elephants and the couple sit and talk about an operation that the man wants the girl to have, which is his way of saying abortion (Hemingway 274). The way that the man easily controlled the girl was a great way to use literary elements. The use of characterization,conflict, irony and symbolism help the reader figure out the meaning behind “Hill Like White Elephants” and exactly what's going on in the short story. The Characters in this short story are an American man
Ernest Hemingway, a world-renowned classical American author, leaves much to the reader’s imagination and interpretation in his stories. One example of this is his short story, Hills Like White Elephants, in which an unnamed man and a woman, Jig, are deciding whether or not to proceed with an “operation” (referring to an abortion) and may end up going their separate ways in the end. The overwhelming amount of symbolism in this story can be confusing at first, but after a closer look, Hemingway's tale seems to be one of genius. The story begins with Jig and the man ordering drinks at a bar between two train tracks, one going to Barcelona and the other to Madrid. The fact that the woman orders large alcoholic beverages could be interpreted
The setting helps to emphasize that the characters are at a crossroads because the girl can either go with the man or she can go on her own. She points out the things around her like the hills and the barren valley, emphasizing the difference between their predicament; to bare the unspoken of child or not. The women is actually torn between
The story of the Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway is about an American man and a young girl. They were waiting at a train station in Barcelona, drinking together. While they were waiting on the train to go to Madrid they had a conversation about something. Although the dialogue didn’t directly say what they were discussing, certain clues were given that pieced everything together about the conversation they were having. The interactions between the two have something to do with the fact that they had a physical encounter.
Set in the early 1920s, Ernest Hemingway (1927) writes the short story “Hills Like White Elephants” in limited descriptions of the background and the main characters with the intention of using iceberg theory, while immersing readers into the conversation of the main characters deeply by skillfully using the objective third person point of view. The protagonists, a girl named Jig and an American man, are waiting for the train heading to Madrid in the shade while discussing “an awfully simple operation” (Hemingway, 254) that the man urges the girl to have. In the course of the discussion, the man hypocritically comforts the girl that it is okay if she insists she would not have the operation but actually suggests the operation is what the girl
In the short story “Hills Like White Elephants,” by Ernest Hemingway, there is a relationship unfolding, a complex relationship difficult to understand. The relationship reveals itself by a conversation between a man and a woman, a topic of conversation that people rarely discussed in the period that the story takes place. After researching interpretations, most of my findings resemble “She is pregnant, and he wants her to have an abortion” (Weeks 76), to which I agree that this conversation is about abortion. With the man seemingly pushing the topic and the girl hesitant and questionable, it is unsure as to the result of their conversation. However, it is my belief that she chose to follow her heart and not get the abortion.
Ernest Hemingway’s short story “Hills Like White Elephants” is about this couple at a train station in Spain needing to make a decision about an abortion. In this short story, there are a number of symbols to look at, like the setting, the drinks, the train, and the white elephant. This story takes place at a train station in Spain. The train station is in the middle of two fields. The field on the right “were fields of grain and trees.
Analyzing “Hills Like White Elephants” “Hills like White Elephants”, by Ernest Hemingway is a drama-filled short story about a man, who is unnamed throughout the story, and woman named Jig who are in Spain to get an abortion. The story takes place at train station somewhere in between Barcelona and Madrid in the very early twentieth century. This story is very non-traditional for the time in which this story took place because abortions were illegal and socially unaccepted at that time. The story seems very complex at first because the narrator gives us very limited information on the situation that’s going on, but because of all the detailed symbolisms that the author gives us it makes the reading much more understandable and interesting. One of the biggest and most important symbolisms to me in this story is the setting because it gives us the most information on what’s truly going on.