Two stories can relate if they have similar topics, writing styles, or themes. In the short stories “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway and “Black Man and White Woman in Dark Green Rowboat” by Russell Banks the main theme of abortion is evident. In both these short stories, the readers begin in the middle of the story, and realize that what is happening in the present is just as important as what happened in the past, and future. Both Hemingway and Banks capture the readers by making what is not said in each story more important what is said.
Both Hemingway and Banks use a simple writing style because the main parts of the stories are dialogue from the characters. Hemingway starts off with a paragraph that explains the setting, “the hills across the valley of the Ebro were long and white” (589). Then Hemingway continues with dialogue, which shows that this short story is in third person. It is difficult to determine the point of view in this short story because the dialogue between the American and the girl seems to be in first person. But, because the reader is reading the dialogue between these two characters, and there are pieces of narration, we are able to notice that the point of view is in third person.
In addition, the settings are crucial to each story, because they both take place when each couple is on a journey. The authors depict the setting as a “stop”. For example, in “Hills Like White Elephants” the story takes place at a train station in Barcelona. Also, in and “Black Man and White Woman in Dark Green Rowboat” the conversation takes place in a dark green rowboat out on a lake. This shows that the sudden stop in a new location while they are discussing the topic of abortion me...
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...d to nature and growth, but by adding dark before it, it becomes a paradox. By having symbols in each story, it is recognizable there are deeper meanings in each story the author is trying to show the reader.
Lastly, after comparing the two short stories “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway and “Black Man and White Woman in Dark Green Rowboat” by Russell Banks, it is evident that there are many blanks the reader has to fill in because important things are not always stated in the stories. The readers are able to see that two couples are in distress about abortion and there is one person who is opposed and the other person is not. In addition the writing styles are very similar for both authors, although Banks has much more imagery and description in his writing. It is apparent that in these two stories there are more comparisons than there are contrasts.
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