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Elephants - Elephants should not be killed because they are one of the main reasons that people visit the foreign land of Africa. Africa is incredibly hot and is not the most intriguing place to go on your vacation. If there were no elephants the amount of tourists would significantly decrease. Twenty eight percent of all tourist come to see the elephants. In the movie “Ivory Wars” the narrator says “ One of the few attractions for tourists is the African elephants that run wild and free across the vast plains of the continent of Africa.” When the amount of tourists decrease so does the money that they pay to see the elephants at a safari....   [tags: essays research papers] 621 words
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Elephants - People have mentioned that the only thing valuable about elephants is its ivory and that these enormous animals are slow and stupid. Therefore, the uninformed society makes negative assumptions, about things they don't understand, and make false accusations about the gentle creature. For example, people thought they travel in disorganized herds because they're slow and stupid, but the elephants actually travel in organized herds that are always kept together. Our dominant ideology is to portray elephants as killers, unsociable, funny, and illogical creatures....   [tags: Biology] 588 words
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Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants - Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants      Everyday people make decisions that affect their future lives. Do people make the right decisions. What makes a decision a right one. What may be right to some, may be wrong to others. There are no right or wrong decisions but those that people choose and believe to be right varying from each individual. In Hemingway's realistic story, Hills Like White Elephants, Jig attempts to make a crucial change in her life by making the right decision, but is unable to because of her weak characteristic flaws....   [tags: Hemingway Hills White Elephants Essays] 949 words
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Hills Like White Elephants: My Interpretation of the Play - This short story is about a couple arguing about abortion. The girl, Jig, does not want to, but the American man says that it is the only thing between them. The girl wants to continue on with her life of exploring the world with the addition of the baby, but the man says that it would take the world away from them. The man has experience in this, but the woman seems not to. She is reluctant, and does not want to talk about it any more after a point. There are many elements in the story, such as disconnection, manipulation, dominance, innocence, and irresponsibility....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants, ] 1335 words
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Trouble with Women in Hills Like White Elephants - Trouble with Women in Hills Like White Elephants The short story, "Hills Like White Elephants," by Ernest Hemingway, has a lot to do with how the author lived. The time period the story mostly relates to is when he was married to Hadley and having an affair with Pauline. The story shows problems within a relationship and a lack of communication between a couple. While Hemingway was writing this story, he wrote a letter to F. Scott Fitzgerald about Pauline. He wrote about sitting in the shade and talking with her while waiting at a station....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 520 words
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Dependence to Independence in Hills Like White Elephants - Dependence to Independence in Hills Like White Elephants   In Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants,” the lives of Jig and the American, the main characters, are put on display for a brief period of time.  Jig and the man have had a romantic relationship for quite some time, and now their future together is in jeopardy.  The impregnation of Jig has caused the American to pressure her into getting an abortion.  We find these two individuals in the Valley of the Ebro.  Traveling from Barcelona to Madrid, the couple takes these few minutes to discuss the future of their baby.  Jig now must make one of the most important decisions of her life – to have the abortion and stay with the American, or to have the baby and end the relationship with the male.  The forty minutes of dialogue we observe detail the need both have the control the situation.  The dialogue between these two individuals, and the comments by the narrator gives reference to the dry and despair atmosphere that flows throughout the setting of this event....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 851 words
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Abortion in Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants - Abortion in Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants The story "Hills Like White Elephants" is a conversation between a young woman `Jig' and an American man waiting for a train at a station in Spain. The author never names the topic of their discussion but as their dialogue progresses; it becomes evident that Jig is pregnant. The man wants Jig to abort the unborn child but she is unconvinced and wants to become a mother. Hemingway has brilliantly written the story's dialogue which "captures the feel of a private conversation while at the same time communicating the necessary narrative background" (O'Brien 19)....   [tags: Book Reviews Hemingway Elephants Abortion]
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Preventing Mistakes in "The Lottery" and "Hills like White Elephants" - Humans will always make mistakes. It is important that we learn from them and avoid making more in the future. In The Lottery, an old town tradition forces the town residents to sacrifice the person whose name is chosen from the black box. In Hills like White Elephants, a man and his wife discuss whether or not the woman should get an abortion. Both of these short stories lead to the idea that old traditions aren’t always right. Was bringing Africans to America to be slaves a just policy. Was kicking Indians off of their homeland to walk the Trail of Tears right....   [tags: Lottery, Hills like White Elephants, ] 1115 words
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Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants - Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" Ernest Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants" relies on symbolism to carry the theme of either choosing to live selfishly and dealing with the results, or choosing a more difficult and selfless path and reveling in the rewards. The symbolic materials and the symbolic characters aid the reader's understanding of the subtle theme of this story. The hills symbolize two different decisions that the pregnant girl in our story is faced with....   [tags: Hemingway Hills White Elephants Essays] 1061 words
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Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants - Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants"      Ernest Hemingway's short story 'Hills Like White Elephants' is a story about a couple who are having some trouble in their relationship. The main characters in the story are an American man and a girl. The whole story is mostly a dialogue between the couple. They are trying to have a fine time, but there is a tension between them and some kind of operation needs to be done. The operation can easily be done and if it's going to happen it will be done on the girl....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway Hills White Elephants Essays]
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The Themes of Abortion and Pregnancy in Hills Like White Elephants - Hills Like White Elephants, written by Ernest Hemingway, is a story that takes place in Spain while a man and woman wait for a train. The story is set up as a dialogue between the two, in which the man is trying to convince the woman to do something she is hesitant in doing. Through out the story, Hemingway uses metaphors to express the characters’ opinions and feelings. Hills Like White Elephants displays the differences in the way a man and a woman view pregnancy and abortion. The woman looks at pregnancy as a beautiful aspect of life....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Ernest Hemingway]
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Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway "Hills Like White Elephants," is a short story,. It is a story about a man and a woman waiting at a train station talking about an issue that they never name. I believe this issue is abortion. In this paper I will prove that the girl in the story, who's name is Jig, finally decides to go ahead and have the baby even though the man, who does not have a name, wants her to have an abortion. It is the end of the story that makes me think this....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Abortion Essays] 1059 words
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Symbolism in Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants - Symbolism in Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants Ernest Hemingway is an incredible writer, known for what he leaves out of stories not for what he tells. His main emphasis in Hills Like White Elephants seems to be symbolism. Symbolism is the art or practice of using symbols, especially by investing things with a symbolic meaning or by expressing the invisible or intangible by means of visible or sensuous representations (WWWebster Dictionary). He uses this technique to emphasize the importance of ideas, once again suggesting that he leaves out the important details of the story by symbolizing their meaning....   [tags: Hemingway Hills White Elephants Essays Papers] 1120 words
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Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway In “Hills Like White Elephants” Ernest Hemingway relies on symbolism to convey the theme of abortion. The symbolic material objects, as well as the strong symbolic characters, aid the reader’s understanding of the underlying theme. The material objects that Hemingway uses to convey the theme are beer, the good and bad hillsides, and a railroad station between two tracks. The beer represents the couple’s, “the American” and “the girl’s”, usual routine activity they do together....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays Papers] 913 words
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Love in The Yellow Wallpaper, Hlls Like White Elephants, and A Doll's House - Love in The Yellow Wallpaper, Hlls Like White Elephants, and A Doll's House True love is the love that everyone fantasizes about. It is the love that is unconditional and everlasting. Love is very hard to define since everybody's concept of love is different. However, in order to achieve a good relationship, people must have a well balanced power structure in their relationship, and good understanding and communication between them. In the stories, "The Yellow Wallpaper,'; "Hills Like White Elephants,'; and "A Doll's House,'; one could see the lopsided relationship between the males and females....   [tags: Elephants Doll's Wallpaper Essays] 1708 words
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Jig’s Rebirth in Hemmingway's Hills Like White Elephants - Jig’s Rebirth in Hemmingway's Hills Like White Elephants Ernest Hemmingway has a specific style of writing. Most of his short stories are terse, short, and objective. Not only does he like to use short, simple sentences, but he also repeats them over and over for effect. Hemmingway is also known being blunt. In his short story "Hills Like White Elephants," he is just the opposite. He dances around the truth and never reveals Jig’s final decision. Does Jig go through with this "simple operation"?(616)....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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Communicating Conflict in Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants -    Ernest Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants" touches on an issue as ageless as time: communication problems in a relationship. He tells his story through conversations between the two main characters, the American and the girl. Conflict is created through dialogue as these characters face what most readers believe to be the obstacle of an unexpected pregnancy. Their plight is further complicated by their inability to convey their differing opinions to each other. Symbolism and the title's meaning are other effective means of communicating conflict....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays Hemingway]
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Role of Women in Hemmingway's Hills like White Elephants, Lawrence's The Horse Dealers Daughter and - Role of Women in Hemmingway's Hills like White Elephants, Lawrence's The Horse Dealers Daughter and Faulkner's A Rose for Emily The role of women in society is constantly questioned and for centuries women have struggled to find their place in a world that is predominantly male oriented. Literature provides a window into the lives, thoughts and actions of women during certain periods of time in a fictitious form, yet often truthful in many ways. Ernest Hemmingway's "Hills like White Elephants", D.H....   [tags: Elephants Hills Horse Rose Emily]
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Hemingway's Personal Life and its Influence on his Short Story, Hills Like White Elephants - Hemingway's Personal Life and its Influence on his Short Story "Hills Like White Elephants" "Hills like White Elephants" is not the normal story where you have a beginning, middle and end. Hemingway gave just enough information so that readers could draw their own conclusions. The entire story encompasses a conversation between two lovers and leaves the reader with more questions than answers. Ernest Hemingway was a brilliant writer. People that study Hemingway's works try to gain insight and draw natural conclusions about Hemingway and his life....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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Reader-oriented Theories and Their Application to Ernest Hemingway’s Hills like white elephants - Reader-oriented Theories and Their Application to Ernest Hemingway’s Hills like white elephants From the very beginning of the literature people tended to criticize the literary works according to some certain criteria. Some critics claimed that the text itself is important and some other said the author and his style is the thing that should be focused on. Form and content were the other significant elements in the history of the literary criticism. In addition, the social and political influences of the time that the work was written were also considered as important....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 2419 words
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The Ivory Trade and the Slaughter of Elephants - The Ivory Trade and the Slaughter of Elephants It is hard to equate an austere piano recital with the murder of hundreds of thousands of wild animals. For that matter, it is equally as difficult to relate that horrific scene with my grandmother’s antique hairpins, but the fact of the matter is that the creamy ivory that is so cherished as a sign of wealth, culture, and tradition is really the result of the work of poachers. How can those delicate hairpins be the topic of international debate and black market trade....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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Hills Like White Elephants - Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway The hills across the valley of the Ebro were long and white. On this side there was no shade and no trees and the station was between two lines of rails in the sun. Close against the side of the station there was the warm shadow of the building and a curtain, made of strings of bamboo beads, hung across the open door into the bar, to keep out flies. The American and the girl with him sat at a table in the shade, outside the building. It was very hot and the express from Barcelona would come in forty minutes....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway] 1658 words
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Hills Like White Elephants - Hills Like White Elephants The Latin saying, mutatis mutandi, translates into "everything affects everything else," and this especially applies to the characterization used in Ernest Hemingway’s "Hills Like White Elephants." Through close examination, it is evident that the character of Jig is revealed not only through her own actions, but also through the contrasting descriptions of her surrounding environment and her subtle mannerisms. By strategically scattering these faint clues to Jig’s persona though out the story, Hemingway forces the reader to overcome common stereotypes and examine ambiguous dialogue before being able to discover the round, dynamic character that is Jig....   [tags: essays papers] 540 words
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Hills Like White Elephants - Hills Like White Elephants “The hills across the valley of the Ebro were long and white. On this side there was no shade and no trees and the station was between two lines of rails in the sun. […] The American and the girl with him sat at a table in the shade, outside the building. It was very hot and the express from Barcelona would come in forty minutes. It stopped at this junction for two minutes and went to Madrid” (290 paragraph 1). Ernest Hemingway crafts a well written dialogue in this story about a man and a girl....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 940 words
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Hills Like White Elephants - The most striking feature of this short story is the way in which it is told. It is not a story in the classical sense with an introduction, a development of the story and an end, but we just get some time in the life of two people, as if it were just a piece of a film where we have a lot to deduce, This story doesn't give everything done for the reader, we only see the surface of what is going on. It leaves an open end, readers can have their own ending and therefore take part in the story when reading....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway] 1756 words
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Hills Like White Elephants - ... Since Jig is in favor of keeping the baby, and the American disagrees, the pregnancy itself is a curtain between them (Shmoop 2). The main scenery that surrounds the station, which is the two separate sides of the railroad tracks, plays a primary role in the conflict of the story. Both sides represent the positives and negatives of the abortion. There is one side that is very infertile, similar to the loneliness and barrenness of a desert yet the other side there are fields of grass, mountains, hills, trees, and a river....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Ernest Hemingway] 1189 words
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Ten Thousand Proud Elephants - Ten Thousand Proud Elephants I wore a dress to the gay pride parade this year. It’s a grand parade, fun filled with hundreds of stories like this, and how people go there looking for voice and they scream so loud for it that they come home voiceless. I wore my voice in the threads of a dress. I’m not gay but these are the bravest, most respectable people I’ve ever seen, and I wore a dress for hope that people feel safe to be people. The day began with a beer breakfast morning. My lover, Stephanie and I walked our dog, bleu (whom we think is secretly gay), and then came home to countless phone calls from friends planning to get together, all of them recognizing that the reason they were doing so was because they had dreamt the night before that people in the world started to make plans to get together....   [tags: Personal Narrative Homosexuality Essays] 846 words
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Hills Like White Elephants - The story “Hills Like White Elephants” is about a couple who discuss an abortion. The American in the story addresses it as a “simple operation,” (487) while Jig seems to feel it is the wrong choice. I feel the man is encouraging her to have the abortion done in his own selfish way. I feel the American is being very selfish and thinking what a simple operation it would be. He tells Jig, “It’s really an awfully simple operation, Jig.” (487)”It’s not really an operation at all.” (487)How easy it would be for the American to have an opinion like this since he would never have to experience the pain....   [tags: essays research papers] 759 words
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Hills like White Elephants - ... Consequently we see that her treatment of the child is vindictive. She wants to hurt the one thing that has hurt her, and her relationship. She constantly argues to keep the child “doesn´t it mean anything to you, we could get along” (106) hence implying that she does want the baby. But what do her actions say. She contradicts herself. She is the one initiating drinking; she wants to try the new drink. Why would any woman do that had she not already made up her mind. She believes the child is the root to everything that has gone wrong between her and the American, “And if I do it (abort it) you´ll be happy and things will be like they were and you´ll love me” (107)....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Classics, Informative] 880 words
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Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants - Analysis of Hills Like White Elephants “Hills Like White Elephants”, by Ernest Hemingway, is a short story published in 1927 that takes place in a train station in Spain with a man and a woman discussing an operation. Most of the story is simply dialogue between the two characters, the American and Jig. This couple is at a critical point in their lives when they must decide whether or not to have an abortion. Certain themes arise from this story such as choices and consequences, doubt and ambiguity, and how men and women relate....   [tags: essays papers]
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Hills Like White Elephants: Analysis - ... To have the child or to not have the child is the question. Either way depending on the upshot one person will be contented while the other person is unhappy. The man would rather let Jig go through this operation because he doesn’t want the responsibility of raising a child. This child is more of a curse than a gift. He wouldn’t be able to do want he enjoys the most which is traveling, drinking, and having sex. He persuades Jig to have an abortion. “It’s really an awfully simple operation, Jig,` the man said....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Setting in Hills Like White Elephants - In the short story by Ernest Hemingway, "Hills Like White Elephants," a couple is delayed at a train station en route to Madrid and is observed in conflict over the girl's impending abortion. In his writing, Hemingway does not offer any commentary through a specific character's point of view, nor, in the storytelling, does he offer his explicit opinions on how to feel or think about the issues that emerge. The narrative seems to be purely objective, somewhat like a newspaper or journal article, and in true Hemingway form the story ends abruptly, without the couple's conflict clearly being resolved....   [tags: American Literature] 865 words
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Symbolism in Hills Like White Elephants - What is the use of symbolism in writing. Is it merely to confuse the reader or is its true intent to make the reader think about the meaning of the story. A symbol is a person, object, or event that suggests more than its literal meaning (Meyer 220). In Ernest Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants," Hemingway uses a plethora of symbols to convey the idea that the young girl, Jig is ambivalent to having an abortion and that her older American boyfriend does not want to have the baby....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway] 1699 words
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Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants - In the story 'hills like white elephants' by Ernest Hemingway, we read about two characters, a girl and an American man. They have short conversations between them, and these conversations can hint of many clues about them and their relationship. In the story, we discover what the characters are like, through what they say, and also through the things they don't say. First, in the story, we understand that the American man has money, and he is an adult because he seems to knows what he is doing....   [tags: essays research papers] 401 words
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Does Dali Dream of Distorted Elephants? - ... It was perverse, and though “to define Dada was ‘un-Dadaistic’ they constantly attempted to do so, in the process revealing a characteristic predilection for paradox and contradiction” (Bigsby 4). Dadaists were nihilistic, and “deliberately set out to dismantle the arts…in a desire to discover the point at which culture had become infected with a tainted morality” (Bigsby 9). Their art was chaotic and defiant, featuring such variety as Marcel Duchamp’s “ready-mades” and Tzara’s simultaneous poetry....   [tags: Art]
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Comparison of Hills like White Elephants and FAT - Comparison of Hills like White Elephants and FAT Both Hill like White Elephants and FAT are short stories about current issues that have to be resolved. The issue in FAT regards obesity in America and is shown as a conversation between the narrator and ‘Rudy’. Hills like White Elephants, however, the issue is abortion and the author uses direct speech creating the effect that we are near the couple, eavesdropping on the conversation. In FAT, the author uses indirect speech because the person is retelling the past events to a friend....   [tags: English Literature:] 1593 words
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Questions on Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - Questions on Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway Reading: Hills Like White Elephants/Ernest Hemingway 1. What are they talking about. (Evidence…) The man and the girl are talking about getting an abortion. Evidence: the "white elephants" ~ White elephants are sacred in some countries, but usually a white elephant is not considered to be something good…the idea is that it would be really nice to own a white elephant, but once you get one it becomes clear that it has no real value and costs a lot to maintain…also, rulers of India often sent white elephants to those who they hated b/c then the person would be financially destroyed trying to maintain such a pricey (and sacred!) animal… ~ When the girl in the story is looking off at the hills, she sort of realizes that her relationship with the man is like a white elephant....   [tags: Papers] 672 words
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Women's Roles in Hills Like White Elephants - Hills Like White Elephants "Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway, is a great example of women's role in the last century. The story is told in a simple form of dialogue between a man and a young woman nicknamed Jig. Although there is an important decision to be made, nothing of much importance is talked about. In the story, Jig does not have much influence in her relationship with the man, even when it comes to an abortion. The tale begins outside a small train-stop in the middle of Spain, where a young woman peers into the nearby hills....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway] 1067 words
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Isolation in "Hills Like White Elephants" and "Girl" - Isolation; the feeling of complete loneliness does not always occur when one is alone, but this desperate feeling that there is no way out can happen even if once is not physically isolated. Emotionally though, one can feel utterly alone and abandoned. Simply, what happens is that one becomes so caught up in mainstream society that they lose an ability to interact successfully with others. Eventually, they will begin to feel that they have become so insignificant that nothing the do will be able to pull themselves away from the barren abyss....   [tags: Character Analysis]
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Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" and deMaupassant's "The Necklace" - In Hemingway's, "Hills Like White Elephants" and deMaupassant's "The Necklace", the couple faces a crisis. In each story the couple handles the situation in different ways, which caused one couple to suffer for a very long time and the other, due to the choice that they have made, gave them a better life. In "The Necklace", the couple was not wealthy; the husband was a store clerk. When it came to going to a ball, she did not want to attend not just because she did not have anything to wear but she did not have any jewelry....   [tags: Compare Contrast] 287 words
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Hills Like White Elephants, a Theme Analysis - Ernest Hemmingway uses time, place, and symbolism in "Hills like White Elephants" to intensify the central dilemma in a story about a man and a woman deciding on whether to go through with an abortion. Although a literal reading of the title may not seem to have any relation to the story, the title is rich in implications. Critics suggest that "Hills" refers to the shape of a woman's stomach when pregnant, and Webster's 21st Century Dictionary defines white elephant as: "[An] awkward, useless possession." The term is also defined in Webster's as an item that is worthless to some but priceless to others....   [tags: American Literature] 1242 words
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The Role of the Man in Hills Like White Elephants - The Role of the Man in Hills Like White Elephants It is the early afternoon of a Tuesday, and it is raining. Surrounded by the calming non-inspiration of bare off-white walls, I sit and listen to the railing of my peers as they attempt to deconstruct the brilliance of a deceased writer. It is a usual Tuesday this semester. Seated in my accustomed place in the front row, just left of center, my eyes close to the high-keyed soprano and alto ranting of all the outspoken students, who are today, sadly, entirely female....   [tags: Papers] 1386 words
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Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway - Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway “Which line of criticism best suits this short story. Ernest Hemingway’s ‘Hills Like White Elephants’ is suited to a Psychoanalytic perspective criticism and is the most effective, as it contains hidden, deeper meanings which the author had represented in this piece, by explicating the text to explore the themes of choices, plot, setting and imagery, and essentially abortion. Psychoanalytic criticism expresses the secret unconscious desires and anxieties of the author....   [tags: Papers] 872 words
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Acceptance of Loss in Eveline and Hills Like White Elephants - ... “All the seas of the world tumbled about her heart. He was drawing her into them: he would drown her”, if she goes with Frank she will be free from her father but she is still worried that she will end up trapped in a loveless marriage just like her mother(Joyce 661). “After all, her mother's marriage to her father must subconsciously condition her anticipation of married life”(Dilworth 456). At the end of the story it is clear that Frank does love Eveline, but as soon as she made the choice to stay with her father their love ended....   [tags: The End of Love and Acceptance of Loss]
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Roman Fever and Hills Like White Elephants - ... It becomes evident through her thoughts that she clearly sees herself as the better one. Through the voice of the omniscient narrator, she describes her counterpart in a more condescending tone, stating that she is boring and clearly not as exciting and outgoing as herself. Furthermore, she states that she was surprised and jealous that Mrs. Ansley had such a vivacious daughter named Barbara, when her own Jenny was a tad bit boring. “Funny where she [Babs] got it, with those two nullities as parents” (87)....   [tags: Comparative] 2111 words
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Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants - WC: 754 Title: Sacred Moments Close interpretation of the story "Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway leads the reader to an issue that has plagued society for decades. Understanding of the human condition is unveiled in the story line, the main setting, and through the character representation. The main characters in the story are an American man and a female named Jig. The conflict about abortions is an issue that still faces society today. Architectural and atmospheric symbolisms are used to set the mood and outline the human condition....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Critical Analysis on Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" - The thing that makes, Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway such a powerful story is the subtlety with which it is told. Hemingway is commenting on subject matter which for the time would have been considered taboo, but does so without actually spelling it out for the reader. As the characters sit together drinking beer and talking, it becomes immediately apparent that there is something weighty between them and as the conversation continues, the reader can feel pressure building between the two of them....   [tags: American Literature] 559 words
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The Effects of Hedonism: An Analysis of "Hills Like White Elephants" - The search of pleasure has always been an inherent desire in human nature. The roaring twenties witnessed the uprising of a society that extolled such desire through the creation of a culture solely dedicated to consume. Ernest Hemingway analyses the behavioral patterns of such culture in his short story "Hills Like White Elephants", where the concept of Hedonism- fathomed as an egotistical action whose only purpose is to bestow pleasure- and its consequences on the individual is explored. Through the characters' dialogue in which they avoid a substantial conversation and implicitly state their disappointment in life, Hemingway explores the emptiness generated by pleasure-seeking actions....   [tags: Fictional Literature, persuasive, argumentative]
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