Symbolism In Hemmingway's Hills Like White Elephants

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Hemmingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” takes place at a train station between two cities, accentuating the indecisiveness of the girl. While the station represents a physical crossroad, the girl is at a decisional crossroad. Fields of grain and trees sharply contrast the depiction of a dry, barren valley, both settings correlate with her decision. The story “Young Goodman Brown” symbolizes the journey away from faith. Brown’s journey from his wife, Faith, into the forest, represent his journey into sin while slipping from purity and religion. While the serpent staff is an obvious representation of the devil, the maple staff’s use expresses the subtlety of deviation from faith. “The Thing in the Forest” uses figurative language to describe
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