During the evening, Rachel feels sweaty and hot and gross. She feels puffy for having drunk. Tom tells Rachel to stop bugging him with constant calls. Chapter 2 Summary This chapter talks about Megan. Megan is listening to a train and she imagines that she is elsewhere.
In this excerpt of Ernest Hemingway’s Hills Like White Elephants, Hemingway establishes an attitude of detachment in a young girl named Jig. She travels with an American man on a train through the Ebro River valley in Spain, having a terse discussion. The man, the father of Jig’s child, tries to persuade her into getting an abortion, but his words roll off her shoulders she gazes at the white hills in the distance. Jig’s aloofness is conveyed through her lack of interest in conversing with the man. When he tells her that the abortion is an “awfully simple operation”, she “[looks] at the ground the table rested on” (314).
In Patricia Williams' book Seeing a Colorblind Future: The Paradox of Race there was an instance of everyday racism that took place on a train. The incident she spoke of was that she was on a train heading from New York to Washington D.C. with two of her black colleagues. They were heading to a lawyers convention and when the train stopped in Philadelphia, PA a young white female entered the train and sat in the same row as them. She was a heading to the same convention as them. Not long after the conductor came and saw the four people but only three ticket stubs.
“Hills Like White Elephants” Tone Analysis In “Hills Like White Elephants,” Ernest Hemingway conveys an anxious tone through Jig’s internal conflict about her pregnancy and the idea of having an abortion. Jig is caught between following what she believes is best for herself and how to stay in favor with the American whom she appears to be in a serious relationship with. Hemingway depicts Jig’s concerns by contrasting the two sides of the railroad tracks. Jig continually changes where she is looking as she contemplates each side. Her dialogue becomes increasingly irritated and bothered as the conversation progresses and she considers the consequences for each option.
In Love Medicine by Louise Erdrich, the narrative ends with Lipsha’s perspective as he is told the identity of his parents, June Morrissey and Gerry Nanapush, and reacts to these new revelations. This ending is important in light of the entire novel because it emphasizes the importance of families and claiming their ancestry. This is specifically seen in Lipsha’s confusion and desire to trace his ancestry after being told about his parents and his act of driving June’s car back onto the reservation, in effect, “bring[ing] her home” (367). Lipsha’s desire to discover his family’s ancestry is important in light of the community’s focus on familial relationships, as seen throughout the novel. After Lipsha is told who his parents are, he decides
In the book, The Book Thief, the narrator impacts the understanding of the theme in an intriguing and suspenseful manner. Death occurs in many scenes throughout the book. Unfortunately, Liesel is surrounded by the most of it. Liesel started out her life with only her mother and brother. Her brother and her were traveling with their mother by train to be given over to foster parents because their mother didn’t have the ability to care for them anymore.
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.
The man goes on to dismiss almost everything that comes out of her mouth that he doesn’t want to talk about. It almost seems like the girl is just a While they are sitting, waiting for the train, the two discuss an operation that the girl is going in for. The man insists that it’s a simple one and that they will be “‘ fine
These events led Kat’s decision-making as she says “[I] learned to say that she didn’t want children anyways”, (35) when primarily, having children was her desire. Her sense of insecurity towards relationships with men drove her to abort. Another event that impacted
War is an ongoing problem throughout the world (Kurtzleben). Like Andie risks losing her family, soldiers put their lives on the line for others freedom everyday (Kurtzleben). The families they leave behind desperately wait for their return. Andie's mother who passes away writes in her diary, "What would someone want to hear if they lost a loved one too soon? Is it ever too soon?