“Hills Like White Elephants”, published in 1927, gives insight into a couple struggling with an unexpected pregnancy. The woman, Jig, is deciding if she should get an abortion or not. Throughout the story, the man pressures Jig constantly. Stating that, “it would be no big deal [to have the abortion] and that everything will go back to normal” (Hemingway 312). The woman, confused enough, soon realizes that if she does decide to keep the baby, the man will not support her.
But In Carvers and Hemingway’s short stories they both use open endings. For example in Hills like White Elephants some would argue that Jig the woman in the story is going to get the abortion; while some believe that she is going to leave the man and try and take care of the baby by herself. Another example of this is shown in What We talk about when We Talk about Love in the end there really is not an answer for what is love. Hemingway and carver use open ending in a way as to get the reader to discuss the ideas of the stories. Carver and Hemmingway both used symbolism to convey deeper meaning in their stories.
The American Medical Association wanted to make abortions unlawful in the late 1850’s and that is when people became at odds with one another on the subject (Nossiff, 2000, p. 1). There is a certain humiliation in society today when a woman is linked to an abortion. In most cases, the instinct of most objectors is the woman is at fault for becoming pregnant because she did not practice safe sex. In countless cases, this is not the situation. A woman can merely forget to take her birth control pill one day, which could result in her becoming pregnant.
For example, Carrie is very promiscuous and finds out that she is pregnant, so she goes and has an abortion. Next time Carrie finds out that she has HIV, well she can't pay someone to get rid of her problem so she has to deal with it. Why shouldn't she have to deal with the fact of being pregnant? There are many other options to killing an innocent human: adoption or raising the child with the help of parents. However, some girls are forced to have an abortion.No matter the reason someone has for an abortion, it is still cruel.
Immigrant women should leave the abortion method to medical experts regardless of personal problems that might arise later on. Abortion is defined as the removal of a fetus from the uterus, resulting in the death of the fetus (“The American Heritage Dictionary,” 2000). A woman would abort their baby because they cannot provide the basic necessities for the baby. However, in immigrant mothers, they fear of being caught as an illegal immigrant at the Hospital. There are also religions that forbid abortion as a sign of shamefulness, so women would rather induce their own abortion to make it seem it was a natural miscarriage.
In Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants”, the short story describes an American man and a girl traveling to Madrid to have an abortion. Important factors to view in this essay are the relationship between the American and Jig, the symbolism and choices. Hemingway uses symbolism in conjunction with details to describe the couple’s mood. The girl is neither convinced nor comfortable with the decision to abort her unborn child. However, the American is adamant about the decision to have what he calls “a simple procedure”.
In Roman times, abortion ans the destruction of unwanted children was permissible, however civilization's aged and now there is a huge controversy about who chooses. In the 1970's the Roe v. Wade was tried in the U.S. Supreme Court. 'Jane Roe' took the District Attorney of Dallas county to the Supreme Court because she wanted an abortion and was not legally permitted to have one where she lived. She could not afford to travel elsewhere to have it "preformed" so she went to court. On January 22, 1973 the Supreme Court said that it was legal for any woman to have an abortion and terminate her pregnancy at any given time.
(Nance) she speaks of how we still can not forget about cases of rape, incest, and life of the mother. But then she contradicts her statment by saying that it's a red herring, which means detracting from the actual issue. She states that big abortion businesses' want any abortion for any reason at taxpayer's expense without helping the poor woman or girl to attend to her real issues that landed her at the abortion clinic. She uses all of the consequences to discourage the reader against abortion. Nance says that it scars women physically, emotionally, and mentally forever and killing an unborn baby.
In the book, Disputed Moral Issues, by Mark Timmons, Chapter 10 discusses Abortion. A reprint from the Journal of Philosophy, “Why Abortion Is Immoral,” by Don Marquis is in the text. Don Marquis is straight-forward and to the point. Marquis’ argument states that abortion is seriously and morally wrong. He exclaims that abortion involves killing but excludes cases in which the woman has been raped and ends her pregnancy within 14 days or ends her pregnancy due to her life being threatened because of pregnancy complications.
The American man tries to take Jigs mind off of the surgery “It’s not really an operation at all” (Hemmingway 121). It violates a human right. An abortion should only be done when either the health is affecting the baby or the mother who is at a health risk. Pro-life supporters believe abortion is murder because the life of the child inside the womb starts at conception. An article on CNN states about abortion that “Overall, 39% of adults in