This represents the man’s lack of concern for Jig’s feelings. Another example that suggests Hemingway’s compassion for Jig and stance in the story is how the only character with a name is Jig, making her seem more genuine, further giving empathy towards her character. However, near the end of the story Jig seems to have a revelation, she changes from the timid and needy young girl seeking the man’s approval, and becomes more assertive.
She then goes onto talking about herself and how she ‘coulda made something’ of herself and that she only married Curley on the rebound. This then starts to make the reader feel sorry for her and rethink their opinion of her. She then continues to say ‘I don’t like Curley, he aint a nice fella’ which creates even more empathy toward her from the reader. This may be because she hasn’t achieved her dream and is living as part of someone else’s- on the rebound. Consequently her death, towards the end of the novel, creates a totally different image of her by the
I listened in on what one of the rooms as she was rounding. She did a great job of asking all the questions correctly, but I told her she can always stay a little longer and converse with patient so it does not seem like she is coming in just to check in. I then asked her multiple questions about being a and how we can improve anything. She mentioned that making at least two rounds was not a difficult task and that she has always gotten in both rounds. Everything else she mentioned was positive and she appreciated the friendly staff.
The man agrees with her statement and even adds that everything would be like before. He also says he knows many people who have found happiness after the operation. The girl sadly agrees with the man’s statement. The man goes on to say that he doesn’t want to make her do but in his opinion it’s for the best. She says that she will do it as long as he loves her and that they stay together after the operation.
Because it is an accepted practice for an older married woman and a younger man to be friends, Edna’s husband sees nothing strange about this. After a time Edna and Robert grow closer and start to feel for each other in more than just a platonic way. Though she doesn’t act on her growing feeling, this makes Edna reevaluate her life. She realized that she wasn’t happy with the way her life was going. Edna felt as if everyone had control of what she did, except herself.
Just like we were before.” These lines are both short and even though he is making deceptive promises they sound confident and honest. Hemingway creates an allusion of honesty and trustworthiness in the man by not being too wordy or indirect. The certainty of the man is reflected in the definitiveness of the sentences. The decisive way he states his opinion, along with his diction, help him to show the aftereffects of the abortion in the way he wants. He is able to predict the outcome of the operation to her by using vague words such as “fine”.
Who’s Really to Blame? In the story, “Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?”, Connie the main character is considered as a self centered person who only cares about herself. She only has concerns about her looks and flirting with the older boys she meets. Connie knows about her looks and always make sure she looks her best. She prefers to spend more time with herself than with her family because of this she has a weak relationship with her parents.
You know how I get when I worry,” as if to make her understand his actions through a simple guilt of him worrying (59, Hemingway). He gives no comfort to Jig, no actions are done to help her through what she’s going through. Hemingway writes a great story in dialog, leaving it up to the reader to make inferences based on the facts given so that they can figure out the story and the characters. The reader infers that Jig and the American’s relationship has come to an end and that Jig and the American don’t want the same things in life. The reader also infers that Jig may at first appear helpless but later she reveals that she’s ready to make her own decision.
Fortunately, Cheryl had the instincts of a survivor. She remained calm and said she would come; she convinced Charlie at he didn't have to kill her. "We can go away," she said. "We can start a new life together with little Charlie." Cheryl had made it clear by now that she wanted no part of Charlie, yet he wanted so much to believe her that this gleam of hope obscured his judgment.
The Price of Education One thing that many people do not think about when choosing to acquire an education is the effect it may have on their relationships with friends and family. For some, there may be no change in the family dynamic, but others may feel the need to distance themselves from their families if they deem their family intellectually inferior or a hindrance to their goals of academic success. Richard Rodriguez took the approach that it was indeed necessary to isolate himself from his family in order to attain his educational goals. Bell hooks takes a completely opposite approach to her education. She feels it necessary to maintain a strong grasp of her roots and a strong relationship with her family.