Short Story Hills Like White Elephant By Ernest Hemingway

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The short story “Hills like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway ascertained to be a mysterious but, symbolic. The author uses the dialogue to intertwine symbolism and meaning within the story. The novella takes place in Spain and consists of a woman and an American man who appear to be a couple. The symbolism of “White Elephants” in the story is the definition; a possession that is troublesome, expensive, and unwanted. The ambiguous operation that is disused in the dialogue of the story is an abortion. The author uses “Hills like White Elephants” to portray the issues of an ending relationship and the suppression of women in his era. Furthermore, in the story the conflict between the couple starts immediately and displays their major communication
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