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Perspectives on Unplanned Pregnancies: Hills Like White Elephants, and Good People - In Hemingway’s “Hills like White Elephants” and Wallace’s “Good People,” both of the young females, Jig and Sheri, experience an unplanned pregnancy and must decide whether an abortion is the right choice. While the former story employs dialogue to depict the relationship of an adventurous, carefree couple in the 1920s, the latter uses third person limited point of view to show a faithful young couple whose religion is their source of morality. Thus, Wallace digs much deeper since both religion and love are a factor in Sheri’s ultimate decision....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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The Destructive Power of Peer Pressure - Peer pressure and acts of mass blind obedience are all too common occurrences in our everyday society. A person, who under any other circumstances would never act in such a way, will commit unthinkable acts when backed by a single person or even worse, a large mass of individuals. It’s almost always destructive, and the person or persons involved usually always end up feeling regretful and bewildered by their actions. When thinking about group peer pressure, there are several other words that come to mind such as; conformity, compliance, brainwashing and social influence....   [tags: Peer Pressure Essays] 1415 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: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 759 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: Hills Like White Elephants Essays]
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A Tragic Event in Shooting Stars by Carol Ann Duffy - A poem that I have recently read that deals with a tragic event is Shooting Stars by Carol Ann Duffy. This poem is explaining the hardships that the Jews faced during Hitler's reign in World War II. This poem is set during the Holocaust in one of the many concentration camps. It describes the pains and suffering that they Jews had to face up to but many more other innocent people were suffering as well because one person wanted to annihilate them. The title of the poem is Shooting Stars. I've analyzed it and come up with a few ideas why it was called this....   [tags: essays research papers] 1321 words
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Linda Mcquaigs Shooting The Hippo: Causes And Results Of Debt - Linda McQuaig's Shooting The Hippo: Causes and Results of Debt Linda McQuaig's most recent book, "Shooting the Hippo" is about the causes and results of the debt. It is a look at both the factual causes and the arguments which are merely presented to us through the various elements of the media. McQuaig delivers an insightful overview of the extensive media coverage which has bombarded us over the past few years. "With the excitement of a mystery writer, McQuaig tells the real story behind the debt." ....   [tags: essays research papers fc]
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Why I Write: The Art of Writing - George Orwell in his essay “Why I write”, written in 1946 and published in London, addresses the reasons that made him become a writer and eventually sets four main general principles that are the main drive force for every piece of writing. “I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention and my initial concern is to get a hearing.” By showing his inner drive to write he portrays a greater picture about writing as he shows how one writes consciously about what concerns one’s feelings and subconscious thinking....   [tags: george orwell] 1238 words
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Straight-shooting Christianity - Straight-shooting Christianity The March 11, 2003 edition of USA Today reports on a new approach to religious faith in certain churches: worship based in the values and mores of the American West. “Straight-shooting emphasis on Christianity spurs a growing trend,” reads the headline (Grossman D1). A church named, with no needed irony, “Cross Trails” is reported to baptize new believers “in an 8-foot circular, blue plastic horse trough” (Grossman D1). This is a trail to belief that is stripped-down, back-to-basics, a religious attitude that reflects the lives of the ranchers and farmers it appeals to....   [tags: Exploratory Essays Research Papers]
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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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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: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 401 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 pri...   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 672 words
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The African Elephants and the Asian Elephants - Have you ever visited a zoo when you were a child. Did you see any large land mammals called elephants. I believe most of you already know the physical appearance of a creature called elephant. However, do you know that elephants are classified into two different types, which are the African and the Asian types. Although the African and the Asian elephants come from the same family taxonomy, each of them shares some differences, such as, the physical characteristics, the living conditions, and the distribution areas....   [tags: characteristics, conditions, distribution, areas] 580 words
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The Case of Arkansas School Massacre - Imagine the fire alarm going off at a school. Following the typical, pre-planned guide to a fire the children and teachers inside of the school begin to line up and file out the doors of the school and into a nearby safe zone. Then, unexpectedly, as the children and teachers reach a safe zone they are met with a downpour of bullets. Imagine the feeling of being pinned down in the open with nowhere to go and not knowing what could possibly happen to you next. This is the exact feeling that the students and teachers of Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas experienced....   [tags: mass shootings,school safety laws,school shooting]
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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...   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 851 words
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Gary Hammontree - Orwell’s Elephant On Shooting an Elephant Officer Blair received a report of a run away elephant within his jurisdiction. Leaving in response to the emergency, he is followed. The crowd following him swells to the thousands, all intent on witnessing the killing of the elephant and profiting from the carcass. As they grew nearer to the beast, the crowd grew more agitated. They were expecting him to shoot the elephant. Oddly, the nearer Blair/ Orwell came to the elephant the less he wanted to shoot the beast....   [tags: Free Essay Writer] 496 words
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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 Essays] 1059 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: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 1242 words
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Impacts of the Arkansas School Massacre - Imagine the fire alarm going off at a school. Following the typical, pre-planned guide to a fire the children and teachers inside of the school begin to line up and file out the doors of the school and into a nearby safe zone. Then, unexpectedly, as the children and teachers reach a safe zone they are met with a downpour of bullets. Imagine the feeling of being pinned down in the open with nowhere to go and not knowing what could possibly happen to you next. This is the exact feeling that the students and teachers of Westside Middle School in Jonesboro, Arkansas experienced....   [tags: shooting, regulations, media]
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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: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 872 words
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An Analysis Of Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants - In Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” I found many layers of symbolism, and a fascinating psychological underplay afoot between his two characters. It begins with the girl’s comment about a line of white hills seen in the distance, which she compares to white elephants. The man responds with the comment “I’ve never seen one.” The symbolism of a white elephant is widely known as something very large or apparent that no one wishes to acknowledge or speak of in American society. It is an interesting opening to a very strained conversation concerning an apparent pregnancy, and the man’s wish to terminate it....   [tags: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 927 words
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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: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 559 words
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Hills Like White Elephants, by Ernest Hemingway - 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: Hills Like White Elephants Essays] 1658 words
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