In the text, the girl does not discuss how she feels about the operation and avoids receiving any help to her situation This can be seen when the girl says "But I don't care about me. And I'll do it and then everything will be fine" (Hemingway 3). This verse shows readers how the man has pushed the girl in such a way, where she is forcing herself to go through the operation and hating herself for it. She could have avoided it all through communication with the man, instead she conceals her feelings and assumes everything will be "fine".This point is clear because the girl has concealed her emotions on the topic of abortion and it has led her to commit in something she obviously does not want to undergo and it has made her lose her sense of self worth. 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.
In which Zoe responds “I’m not married?’ “Oh, my God… I forgot to get married (655).” Zoe uses sarcasm to conceal her feeling of fear that her sister may marry first and that she may never find love. Zoe never confides in Evan about the ultrasound but only hints about dying. Arriving at the ultrasound Zoe jokes with the technician and says “Does that sound like a really great stereo system or what (659)?” The joke eases Zoe’s fears as the technician prepares her for the ultrasound by putting cold gel on her bare stomach. As the Technician continues his work, Zoe realizes that no one has touched or fretted over her stomach since her boyfriend in graduate school. He would press down on her stomach and wave his arms around whenever she was ill and say “Heal!
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.
There appears to be a lack of sense of responsibility from the couple. No one wants to explicitly say what should be the verdict (though the American suggests that the girl should have an abortion, he then also says that it is her decision to make. This can be seen as the man giving her false power over the matter) because no one wants to be held responsible for commissioning an act which is deemed immoral, especially in America where the issue of abortion was trending with controversy. (Marvin, Olasky, “Abortion News in the late 1920s: A new York City Case Study) When the man is back from fetching the bags, he sits alone by the bar and sees other passengers who are ready to depart and sums it as the reasonable thing to do. This is probably the crux of how the man views the girl.
The Basque woman, Amaia tells him off. They remove her from the bar, and then Amaia and Rafa go to his place in a fit of love- only for her to fall asleep. She slips out the next day, but leaves her purse behind- which sends Rafa on his journey to confess his love for her. Before he leaves to find Amaia- Rafa tries to call her father, Koldo, but the phone died. While on the bus to see Amaia, Rafa meets a woman named Merche.
They hide in an abandoned mine, squeezing underneath a set of loose floor boards just as the townspeople begin to search the area. After the ‘pod people’ leave, Becky hears music and Bennell leaves his exhausted girlfriend behind to investigate, reminding her to stay awake in order to protect her identity. The doctor discovers a greenhouse, where the seed-pods are being mass-produced in order to spread the invasion across the Earth. On his return to Becky, Bennell kisses his girlfriend and realizes that she has become emotionless and cold, having fallen asleep and been replaced by a pod person. He realizes that the women he loves is gone, having none of the emotions or personality that he fell in love with.
“Maman died today...I don’t know … everything will have a more official feel” (Camus 3). The use of diction shows Meursault's dispassionate to visit his mother. Through the use of words, Meursault is prevailed as emotionless and complicated to understand as he does not mourn for his mother, but is calm and lifeless. Also, through the work of diction, it reveals that Meursault has an affection towards Marie, but does not have a habit of comforting his feelings for her, but goes with what occurs in present.But the relationship he has with Marie shows that he cannot give women a healthy relationship. Meursault is used to sleeping around with her that he does not value love she provides for him.
She knows that her decision doesn’t only affect her, but everyone who is in her situation. Jig's reference to white elephants could be in reply to the baby. The American could see the baby as a white elephant and not want to raise it because of the cost, while Jig could see the child as an extraordinary addition to her mundane life of drinking and mindless traveling. Ernest Hemingway is bringing you into Jig and the man’s
Title of the story: Hills Like White Elephant by Ernest Hemingway Plot: An American man and his girlfriend drinking at a bar while waiting for an express train to Madrid in a Spanish setting. They ordered drinks and the girl pointed out that the hills look like a white elephant to which the American guy replied he has never seen one. The girl suggested he would not have seen them and this prompted the American to reply that just because she say that, it does not mean he would not have seen one. They ordered alcohol and then fights over the taste of them. The guy suggested for them to have a good time.
I. Topic Sentence - Uncertainty runs throughout Hemingway’s short story “Hills like White Elephants”. 1. In “Hills like White Elephants” the couple is indecisive on the subject of having the child. The American wants the girl to get an abortion but “ ‘ wouldn’t have [her] do it if [she] didn’t want to’ ” (55-56).