The protagonist in the short story, "Hills Like White Elephants" is named "Jig" by her boyfriend, however, Hemingway refers to her as "the girl" through out the short story. Jig is portrayed as a young women stuggling with the decision of whether to get an abortion or not. "She is the man’s superior in imagination, sensitivity, and capacity for love" stated critic Kenneth G. Johnston (Hills Like White Elephants). Alcohol is Jig's on going motivation. Ironically enough, the story started with the characters drinking in a train station. As shown in her statement, "I wanted to try this new drink. That's all we do isn't it? Look at things and try new drinks"(Hemingway) which suggests that their life consi...
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...being without the person having any say, just like in war. The soldiers do not have a say in who dies and who lives they are just pawns on the board of the game life.
Hemingway, Ernest. "Hills Like White Elephants." Transition. Litfinder for Schools. Gale. Web. 13 Jan. 2010.
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"Hills Like White Elephants." Short Stories for Students. Ed. Tim Akers. Vol. 6. Detroit: Gale Group, 1999.
155-172. Short Stories for Students. Gale. Web. 13 Jan. 2010.
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