In the short story “Hills Like White Elephants,” by Ernest Hemingway, there is a relationship unfolding, a complex relationship difficult to understand. The relationship is revealed by a conversation between a man and a woman, a topic of conversation that people rarely discussed in the period that the story was set. After researching interpretations, it is consistently said “She is pregnant, and he wants her to have an abortion” (Weeks 76), to which I agree that this conversation is about abortion. With the man seemingly pushing the topic and the girl hesitant and questionable, it is unsure as to the result of their conversation. However, it is my belief that she chose to follow her heart and not get the abortion.
A metaphor is a figure of speech in which an object or phrase is about something of a greater meaning. Ernest Hemingway, a former journalist and author, in his short story, “Hills Like White Elephants,” a young couple is on their way to Madrid, to receive an operation for the female character. Because there is no official ending to the story, many questions have aroused about the baby. The problem if Jig keeps the unborn child or not leads many people attempt to find the correct answer that Hemingway hides under all the details. Such details include the title, which can be expressed as a metaphor of an unwanted, unexpected, awkward situation.
The openness and loneliness around the railroad station imply that there is no way to back out of the problem at hand and that the man and the girl must address it now. The heat turns the scene into a virtual teakettle, boiling and screaming under pressure. The landscape that encompasses the station plays a fundamental role in the conflict of the story through its extensive symbolism. When the girl sees the long and white hills she says that “they look like white elephants.” As she observes the white hills she foresees elatedly the birth of her baby – something unique like the uncommon white elephant. The color white symbolizes the innocence and purity of her unborn child.
“The story of an hour” by Kate Chopin and “Hills like white elephants’’ by Ernest Hemingway are two wonderful short stories that talks about two women dealing with major moments of change. Though both stories seem different from each other but after reading the story more in depth, I realized that both women are dealing differently with a situation beyond their control. Ernest Hemingway style of writing is confusing In a sense that I had to reread “Hills like white elephants” four times to fully understand the story. He only gives his readers bare facts. He doesn’t say or clarifies his sentence leaving little clues for his readers to figure out the rest.
Esther at the end of the story really didn’t want to make her life any harder.She stops believing in the train completely as she grows up.”I'm never,ever stopping in a train track again” This quote shows that Esther knew that she understands that the train will only take her life and not being her to her mother.however she didn’t want to get in any kind of trouble and have her friend to worry. The author Karen Hesse wrote, and showed that Esther is very understanding. Karen Hesse wrote witness in a very fun, but fascinating way. It’s not like any normal book, where the story revolves around each character's perspective throughout the whole book. Witness focuses on different characters surrounding.
Salinger a young college student names Franny and her boyfriend Lane spend their time in a restaurant after being apart for a while. The spend most other there time taking in the restaurant then eating. Franny talk about their life 's and what they have both been up to. They spend it by critique each other on how they should act and what they should not do. Franny tries to play the role of a good girlfriend listening and paying attention to what her boyfriend Lane has to say, but there bickering at one other cause Franny to argue with Lane on how she hates people that are phoniness and just wants to fade into the background and be a nobody.
Throughout the short story (1), “Hills Like White Elephants,” Ernest Hemingway is speaking about a seemingly unwanted pregnancy and a woman’s uneasiness with going through an abortion. However, Hemingway never explicitly says in this work of fiction (2) that it is about abortion or that the woman, Jig, is uncomfortable with it, but uses symbolism (3) to present this to the audience. At the time “Hills like White Elephants” was published, in 1927, abortion was illegal in most places and a very taboo subject that wasn’t to be openly discussed in public. Thus, Hemingway relied greatly upon the use of symbolism to get his message across for this reason as well as the third person narrator (4) that did not give insight into the character’s thoughts within this piece of literature (5) . He uses symbols such as the train station, white hills, the baggage, and the drinks to point towards the underlying internal conflict (6) of Jig’s decision that is being heavily influenced by the American man, who wants Jig to get the abortion.
Many white collar workers get laid off, and they have everything to offer for a job. People in today society feel as if the blue collar workers had a good education and did everything right bad things would not happen to them. But this is not the case. The last reading is Everything That Rises Must Converge by Flannery O’Connor published in 1965 and was taken from her short story collection. This reading is about a older women and her son riding a bus to go to the Y for classes to get back on the healthy track of life.
When viewing the Mexican Revolution, a dichotomy between destruction and creation appears. When it kicked off in 1910, it was in the pursuit of noble goals. But at its core, the Revolution was a rebellion and at the heart of all rebellions is war. And with war comes destruction and death. While the Revolution last for at least a decade and perhaps longer, for the individuals involved life was often, as Thomas Hobbes once wrote, nasty, brutish, and short.
Women have no rights and were under the mercy of her family. Both women look alike but with different situation. They wanted to have the word women to spread out and being heard that women are capable of doing everything a man can do. Two stories make the reader see that they wanted someone to feel them or probably to survive from what they were living with. “The Story of an Hour “ when Mrs.Malled confirm her about the death she goes to her room quite with no one follow her sitting on a armchair in front of an open window thinking that is it true or fiction what happened in order to get out from the shock.
During one section, Private Bartle describes getting a care package from home, and in this care package he had some whiskey. He and the other soldiers proceed to drink the whiskey and reflect on their lives for a minute. (Powers 83). This calms down the drastic changes in life for a minute and reminds the soldiers who they really are. This gets the reader to realize that the soldiers, though changed, are the same people who want to sit with their friends for a bit.
“But, who really believes in that sort of thing, right?” Todd looked at Jean and Jerry before pulling out his phone to check the news. The bus stops and five people exit the bus, the three continue to walk a block to the bar. Todd brings three beers to the small round table. “Three hundred year anniversary of Guinness, what a time to be alive.” Todd grabbed his bottle and drank half of it in one swig. The television in the bar began playing news about the recent Memory Shifting
The only thing that made her happy was reading her favourite novels which she got from America and her photography. Even after a year of marriage, Isaac knew nothing about her and she was like a total stranger to him. When he finds out that she went out in the city staying out at night to capture the perfect picture of dawn in Jerusalem he is filled with fury and believing that it was his duty to guide her and to point out the dangers he starts exerting his authority on her and showing his power taking full control of her life and over what she did. When he discovers that Batsheva had a package of books by D.H Lawrence he rips all the books into half, throws it on the floor and tramples the pages with his heel. “This....... filth you do not bring into our home!” (147) telling her that she will not read any books as the wife of Isaac Mayer
The most obvious change she mentions in her book is allowing Lulu to give up practicing violin. It is easy for Western parents to allow their children to give up, but not for Chinese mothers, including Amy. Playing the musical instrument was so significant in Amy’s eye, especially because both Sophia and Lulu had a talent in playing their instruments. Amy had a very high expectation of her girls, so she spent lots of money on hiring professional music teachers for her girls and kept her girls practicing hours a day. Lulu even complained to Amy once that six hours a day of violin practicing scared her friend Daniela, since she had no time left for anything else besides playing violin (62).