However, the man does not want the baby because he turns to get her to have the abortion. The man answers, “I think it's the best thing to do. But I don't want you to do it if you don't really want to” (Hemingway 231). The man thinks she should have the abortion just because, he wants her to. He just does not want to think about any other plan because he does not want the baby he has made.
An abortion seems to be a difficult experience to go through and a women will need the support of her partner in crime for making her pregnant. It is clear that the American wants the abortion so that he and Jig can continue their lives as before. Their travels would now be altered because of the possibility of a child now being a part of their lives. This would hinder their adventures of aims self-gratification, “That’s all we do, isn’t it - look at things together and try new drinks.” In any type of relationship, communication is the key factor. If you have no communication then you have no relationship, just say what you feel and mean what you say.
Mami says that she doesn’t want her daughter to work as a maid in America, but then Papi cuts her off to say, “Would you prefer she be Mr. Smith’s little querida? (pg.69 p.6)”. Papi knows that the risk of sending Lucinda off to America
On the other hand, in, “Allusion, Word-Play, and the Central Conflict in Hemingway’s ‘Hills Like White Elephants,’” by Timothy O’Brien, from the United States Naval Academy, he sheds light on the wordplay and diction as proof for Jig not keeping the baby. Lastly, David Wyche, from North Carolina State University, in his essay, “Letting the Air into a Relationship: Metaphorical Abortion in ‘Hills Like White Elephants,’” determines the reader cannot know whether the characters have the abortion or not. Renner is correct because of the fact that Jig keeps the baby based on the diction, setting, and movements of the short
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.
The discussion that the man and girl are having is whether or not she wants to and will have an abortion. When the girl mentions the landscape she expresses that by going through with the abortion and trying to “drift through life they are choosing emotional and spiritual desiccation” (Holladay) meaning life will not be the same after it, therefore the dull and dead side of the track represents the abortion while the other side represents keeping the baby because it is obvious that the girl does not want to have an abortion as much as the man does. In the same way that the baby will be alive if she chooses not to abort it the green side of the track is lively and if she aborts the baby the baby will be dead just like the dead side of the track. The concept of the white elephant, in this story, represents the baby or for the girl the decision of what to do with the baby. The term “white
A Marriage Without Love Marriage has lost its value. The Red Tent proves this by not only showing that marriage is just for women to have babies, but marriage is no longer sacred between people who love each other. Zilpah didn’t want to marry Jacob, but because her sisters married him she felt obligated to, leaving Zilpah and Jacobs marriage in shambles. Even when Jacob tried to show Zilpah extra attention, and he tried to love her, it still didn’t make her love him, because she didn’t love him in the first place, after she had her baby she just left it at that, and didn’t show Jacob any time of day. Every day in society are millions of people getting married for all the wrong reasons, whether it’s for money, citizenship, babies or lust.
1. Giving birth to a child is a girl’s happiest moment. However, sometimes things don’t go as they are expected to go. Sometimes for some reasons girl’s have to go through abortion. In the story, “Hills Like White Elephants”, the man seems to want the girl to have an abortion as he says, “They just let air in…”(205) The man tries to convince the girl physically and mentally to have the abortion by telling her, “I know you wouldn’t mind it…They just let the air in and then it’s all perfectly natural”(205).
Then, in their final days they realize they hadn 't talked much about the process of dying even though they knew the disease was progressing, and the end was coming. This is the mistake multiple people make, and one in which I don’t want to make at the end of my life. My ideal death would be having all the necessary paperwork filled out for my wishes, having already had the tough conversation, not taking any measures to prolong my life, and most importantly being surrounded by my friends and family. Much of what I wish to be my ideal death are going to make the process not only easy on me but also on my friends and
Thomson could argue against my theory of the wrongness of abortion in all cases. She could argue with the following. Abortion is only wrong if the fetus is deemed a person, and there is no way to determine if the fetus is or is not a person than it comes down to opinion. That being said, the mother does not have the right to end her child’s (fetuses) life. Even though a person has the potential to change the world it doesn’t mean someone else won’t.
It should be the women 's choice (pause). Sometimes they want the child and just can 't have the child because if could kill them or affect their health and the babies (pause). When it comes to teen pregnancy it 's very hard to give a child up for adoption so they feel abortion would be a better answer (pause). Sometimes the girl is just too young and her parents won 't support her (pause). A woman needs to have a choice in what they want to do with their body because at the end of the day it 's the woman 's body, the woman 's life, and the woman 's