She wonders if this will solve their problems and get the relationship back on track, where he argues that it is on track; but he is just worried about the pregnancy. Jig is telling the man that she is willing do it, but only because she doesn't care about herself. She is expressing that she is in despair over the issue, and feels like she will lose everything. He keeps telling her that he doesn't want her to do it if she doesn't want to, but at the same time she knows that he prefers that she have an abortion. At the end of the story there is no there is no clear answer on what will happen when they leave the train station, but it is apparent that Jig wants to keep the child, and is worried about the relationship changing
They both love each other and they want to do a certain thing to make each of them happy but with respect to one another. On the contrary jig is the antagonist because she is opposed to the idea of having an abortion and wants to keep the baby while the man keep insisting on it that she cannot transmit her opinion and express how she feel clearly. One of the things that we notice it take place in Spain by the Ebro River a word that means “Abortion”. While they are resting the man ask for “Dos Cervezas the man said into the curtain”
When a women is financially, mentally, and physically ready for a child and they don’t want it because they just don’t feel like careing for a child that’s wrong and I strongly agree it should be against the law. I agree with the pro-choice but with
The man is young I think, it is not mentioned in the story, but I guess, because if he was old, he would not want to have the abortion so much, now he seems that he wants to have fun and be with Jig alone, he do not want to be a parent with all the things that come with a baby, like responsible. He likes for example to drink a lot. I see the woman like a typical female, she do not want to have the abortion in the start, because she is feeling like a mother, she wants her baby. But afterwards she cannot handle to discuss with the man, that’s why she just give after and say okay to have the abortion. Like she says, “I don’t care about me” (page 417, line 16).
Hills Like White Elephants In Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants”, the story illustrates a young woman named Jig and an American man challenged with the decision of abortion. Throughout the sequence of the story it is apparent that the man is persuading Jig to undergo the procedure. The apprehensive discussion the two are having suggests that they are avoiding the underlying issue at hand. In addition, the setting of the story establishes the stigma involved with the procedure, as Jig left her town and traveled to Spain. Hemingway’s use of symbolism in the dialogue and setting helps reveal the difficult matter through suggestion without the actual term abortion being mentioned.
Meaning that the only thing that has made them unhappy is the fact that the baby would interfere with the traveling that the American has planned. As Hemingway mentions in the second sentence of the story “ On this side there was no shade and no trees and the station was between two lines of rails in the sun”, this is referring to the values of the man, the abortion. He feels as though the abortion is a very simple thing, “just to let the air in”, as if the baby is an hindrance in their lives. On the other hand, the woman is very uncomfortable with the fact of getting the operation; she is leaning towards having the child. She would much rather settle down and
The story is set up as a dialogue between the two, in which the man is trying to convince the woman to do something she is hesitant in doing. “Hills Like White Elephants” displays the differences in the way a man and a woman view pregnancy and abortion. The woman looks at pregnancy as a beautiful aspect of life. In the story the woman’s pregnancy is implied through their conversation. This couple is at a critical point in their lives when they must decide whether or not to have an abortion.
The American’s option of what is the best solution to their pregnancy and Jig’s seem to differ greatly. A man and a woman are sitting at a train station ordering drinks, with Jig observing everything around them. They soon began discussing how the plan to resolve a problem. Hemingway is not strait forward with what the problem is, but he does leave you clues to give you reason to believe that the woman is pregnant and the man wants her to have an abortion. You can clearly tell that this is not something that she wants to do, but is willing to do so if they are going to be happy together afterwards.
Abortion can cause a lot of physical, emotional, and psychological problems later on in life for the women who have had one, and they do not realize all of these consequences when making a quick decision to abort the pregnancy. There are other options when an unexpected or unwanted pregnancy happens, besides abortion. A great example of these options is adoption. There are so many loving devoted people out there that cannot have a child of their own and would love to take in one of the children that women are aborting. There are so many loving families out there that would love to adopt a child and because of this abortion should not even be an option, should be made illegal, and definitely not an accepted or thought about procedure.
doctors shouldn't treat abortion simply because each patient has a particular case; sometimes the fetus or embryo is a result of incest, rape, fetal defects or puts the mother’s health at risk. In these cases the doctor should encourage or normalize abortion, but I other cases he should remind them of the side effects and the morality while respecting the woman’s decision without traumatizing her in order to make the memory a good one, as the author suggests. Prine focuses on the positive impact that abortion has on relationships between mother/daughter or within a couple because of the support they give each other during this experience. But this is nothing to compare to the relationship the woman will have with her own child. They say a mother’s love is unconditional, which is a love she won’t experience if she aborts.