His short, to the point syntax and sentence style plays a great role in helping readers understand the theme of this short story. I found it very appealing and intriguing. The most obvious theme recognized early in this short story is that of choices and consequences. She is getting tired of the same old routine, mentioned before, so her choice is to do something different, to have the baby, to become a woman, and leave her childish ways for good. It shows how dependent she is on the man to survive, not only linguistically in this particular setting but also otherwise.
Symbolism and the title's meaning are other effective means of communicating conflict. This can be thought of as the image of the swollen breasts and abdomen of a pregnant woman, and the prenatal dream of mother. The American especially is not ready to take responsibility even remotely despite insisting on forcing her to abort the baby. As naïve as he is, he feels his persuasion can overcome Jig's desires. By the end of their conversation, both drink alone- the girl at the table and the man at the bar- suggesting that the two are winding down their relationship and will soon go their separate ways.
Jig now must make one of the most important decisions of her life — to have the abortion and stay with the. Everything in the story is related to fertility and bareness. The last smile is to the American as he walked through the beads after placing the bags by the tracks. The story begins with the scenario of a couple. The symbol of the railroad station is symbolic of being at the crossroads of life during a time of crisis.
It is the end of the story that makes me think this. The setting is described as follows: The hills across the valley of the Ebro were long and white. However, her companion attempted to persuade her in another direction, to proceed with the abortion. Also in Jig perception, it would be privileging to create a family; where Bethea mentions that the American views the idea in the negative light as if a child would be an expensive burden upon their relationship and or his lifestyle. Here, the curtain is a means of concealing their current dilemma. While for the man it is a great obstacle and the end of the horizon.
This invokes an image of the woman looking up to the American man as almost a wiser, more intelligent peer or even as a father figure. The author shows this theme by using names, motifs, and symbols. Hemingway proves this by writing his short story, Hills Like White Elephants. Hills Like White Elephants 22nd June 2008 This service will be useful for: At nekonotegen. From the discussion, Hemingway suggests that communication must also accompany firm understanding of the opposing side during persuasion. They seem to have been on vacation for quite some time and they are brought back to reality by something big.
The characteristics of the term Modernism, all seek to free the restricted human spirit. Although the man tries to convince Jig that he knows the operation is safe, he may not know much about the operation Short Stories for Students 158. I believe this issue is abortion. He is still uncertain as to whether she will in fact go through with the abortion, but lets his opinion be known by taking their luggage and setting it by the tracks to be loaded on the upcoming train. It is the end of the story that makes me think this. The shady area is the easier option, which is going ahead with the abortion while the other side, which is hot, and without shade is the harder choice to keep the unborn baby. Audre Hanneman, Ernest Hemingway: A Comprehensive Bibliography: Princeton University Press, 1967 By the end of the story, Jig seems to understand that her relationship with the American has effectively ended, despite her earlier professed desire to make him happy.
Whenever the girl begins to look off at at something, she is quickly brought back to reality because the American wants to talk about what he thinks is important. During the decade that the story was written for abortion was not talked about nationally nor was there any education on it. I feel the man is encouraging her to have the abortion done in his own selfish way. Her Indecision of whether to have a new drink with water r not, also conveys the Indecision she faces deeper Issue of whether or not to have an abortion. The book portrays religion and conversion to religion in many ways. The station is positioned between two lines of tracks.
Hills are no small thing. There are stages in a relationship that are based off of communication, which is called interpersonal relationship. Certain themes arise from this story such as choices and consequences, doubt and ambiguity, and how men and women relate. It introduces multiple critics towards its interesting use of symbolism towards religious outlook. The Train station setting ties in to the plot… responsibility besides forcing her to abort the baby. 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. Jig is very much like the following comment made by Hemmingway on the 1920s, when the story was published: The age demanded that we dance And jammed us into iron pants.