Masculine And Gender Roles In Hills Like White Elephants, By Ernest Hemingway

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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.” Jig is well aware of herself yet wants to keep her man so much that she is willing to hurt herself physically and mentally. It is normal for the woman of any story to have to listen and decide with the permission of the man, consequently not doing what she feels is right. The undefined pressure and inclusivity of men without women is an understood thank you for life, but “what I want is what it will be.” Women of all time can compare themselves to Ernest Hemingway’s writings and the way it is written is not shy of the rules that are still played by today. With prevalent changes such as women’s rights, and abortion rights there is still barrier of equality that makes for a familiar type of religion practiced by all humans. It is

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