There are numerous themes in this short story such as British imperialism and colonial resentment however the most prominent theme in this story is fear of humiliation and the effect peer- pressure has on an individual. The setting of Burma helps work with this theme as it provides an area for the plot to take place and develop. After marching miles to the destination of the elephant, a crowd had surrounded George Orwell and encourages Orwell to kill the elephant. George Orwell is compelled to kill the once ravaging elephant due to the fact that Orwell wants to avoid looking like a fool. George Orwell is willing to sacrifice his role of doing the right thing and fulfilling the Burmese wishes in order to save himself from
Similarly, lines 3-10 continue on in the same manner with the author proudly admitting that he is aware of his mistress faults, yet he still desires her. Likewise, in the lines 1-2 in the "Beauty in Ugly" the author states "She's so big hearted, But not so remarkable". Therefore, Mraz like Shakespeare is fully aware that their lovers are not considered attractive by society's standards even though they appreciate them. In addition, Mraz states in line 3 "Just an ordinary humble girl". Thereby acknowledging that the girl
Besides the literal similarities meanings of the stories, both also have a symbolic meaning. Throughout “Hills like White Elephants” Jig have some moments where she expresses symbolic objects that influence her attitudes. Jig’s imagination is key for the story, for example in the beginning of the story she states, “They look like white elephants” (Hemingway 475). According to the dictionary, a white elephant is “a possession that is useless or troublesome, especially one that is expensive to maintain or difficult to dispose of.” After this definition it is important to bring the response the American man about jig reference he says, “I’ve never seen one” to which Jig responses with, “No, you wouldn’t have” (Hemingway 475). If the white elephant
The other thing, the old culture and society looks that the man have to be over the woman and obey the man with whatever he asks for even if he told something bad to do, the woman have to accept and not refuse. The two stories that we have red will approves and shows that the women was treated very bad and the society and the culture do not gave her enough freedom as the men have. The first one it is called “The Story of an Hour”, written by Kate Chopin, in 1849. The other one it is “Hills Like White Elephants”, written by Ernest Hemingway. Both of these stories have the same point of view and agreed that the woman do not have the full freedom to do whatever she wants and she was treated very badly in the last.
Performance Task- Thrill of Horror The Monkey’s Paw, a story about granting the things that are wished for, but also being aware of the the things that you wish for. But whoever could have known that these wishes also come with a price, a price so immense in size that it may have the power to change your life forever. The Monkey's Paw, written by W.W. Jacobs, is a story about a mystical charm. A monkey's paw that is brought into the home of the White family by Sergeant Major Morris, who has served in India. The story that best fits in the horror genre is The Monkey’s Paw because the story uses the elements suspense, fear, and mystery/ unknown.
Throughout “Shooting An Elephant” , Orwell’s narrative style brings out internal and external conflicts that are relatable in society today. The narrator faces multiple internal and external conflicts. One external conflict being the Burmese and how they mock him because he is a representative of the British Empire, but he will do what it takes to show them he is not a fool. "I often wondered whether any of the others grasped that I had done it solely to avoid looking a fool."(Orwell). In
Rikki Tikki is an audacious and inquisitive character in this story who often stands up to Nag and Nagaina. Nagaina is known for being villainous and gullible because she believed Darzee’s wife would come near her if she was hurt. Lastly, Kipling’s use of personification really brings the story alive, especially the feud between Rikki-tikki, Nag, and Nagaina. In the end, being too audacious can endanger you and the people you love because you don’t fully grasp the idea of your consequences until you’ve made your mistakes. Those mistakes can affect not only you but all the people around
"Gender-Linked Miscommunication in 'Hills Like White Elephants,'" is Pamela Smiley's critique of Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" in which she identifies gendered miscommunication between the American man and Jig. Jig is pregnant with the American man's child. However, the American is in search of freedom, which he feels will be lost if the baby is brought into this world. But, for Jig, she expresses subtly, in a gender-linked message, a suggestion that the abortion would have a negative impact upon their lives. "Even though traditional female language is generally more skillful and creative than traditional male language, because his is more authoritative, and powerful, the male's best effects submission" (Smiley 10).
Many see it to be unethical others see it as a right to their own decisions and body. In “The Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway, an unusual outlook is presented. The girl may want this baby but is being pressured by the man to undergo an operation to terminate the pregnancy. The girl looks to elements around her and contemplates that the man does not know what it is like to be given a gift such as the child and then be pressured to be rid of it. The setting, characters, and symbolism of the story instate the idea that the couple is at a crossroads.
Symbolism shown in this short story is when the girl said “But if I do it, then it will be nice again if I say things are like white elephants, and you’ll like it?”(Hemingway 275). She is referring to how she wants the baby and not have the operation. This decision is really risky for the girl she does not know if this is going to affect the relationship or not. The man does not really want a baby and tries to convince her otherwise. Not really thinking about the fact that the girl really wants this baby.