Introduction to Literature Hills like White Elephants Ernest Hemingway's “Hills Like White Elephants” is a short story full of symbols with a theme of choices. He tells the short story in a third-person point of view that limits the narration to what the characters say and do; he does not reveal their thoughts. Hemingway uses the strengths of the characters in this story by giving more in depth description of the woman Jig, but less descriptive attention to her companion, who doesn't even have a name, just the American Man. I will explain the third-person view, character's, and symbolism's in Hills Like White Elephants. Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants is a short story revolving around a conversation between an American man, and a woman named Jig.
Ernest Hemingway, 'hills like white elephants' the author used denouement to show he writes in third person dramatic, because he didn’t want to seem to create bias to the two characters. In the short story, we read about two characters, a girl and an American man. They have short conversations between them, and these conversations can hint of many clues about them and their relationship. In the story, we discover what the characters are like, through what they say, and also through the things they don't say. First, in the story, we understand that the American man has money, and he is an adult because he seems to know what he is doing.
I believe this is perhaps one of Hemingway’s most symbolic stories. He has skillfully used inference and illusion to present diverse viewpoints of the American and the Jig who are having a difficult time communicating with each other. The entire story is about a conversation between a man and a girl regarding the decision of abortion; though the word abortion is never used in the story. It’s only through symbolism that the reader is able to recognize what the American and the Jig are talking about. Hemingway sets the stage from the very beginning and uses symbolic objects to express the dilemma the young girl is faced with.
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.
Even though it never actually says abortion in the text, it is pretty clear through numerous of clues such as: “But I don’t want anybody but you”(page 418 line 21) and: “It’s just to let the air in”(page 416 line 25). After the extremely long argument in the story, Jig tells the American that: “I don’t care about me”(page 417 line 18) but the American just continues the argument. It kind of seems like they are talking past each other, and not one of them wants to admit that they doesn’t want this baby. Hemingway uses simple language to disguise the fact that they are discussing an abortion The name of the story comes from Jig’s exclamation that the hills looks like white elephants in the dark grey desert. In the beginning it’s the shape of the hills she compares to elephants but later on the realizes that it’s the color of the hills.
Hills Like White Elephants – What is the underlying meaning? Originally published as a part of a collection of short stories entitled “Men Without Women” in 1927, “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway offers a brief glimpse into the life of a couple during a tumultuous time in their relationship. Although never explicitly stated, it is obvious through the use of symbolism and context in the title, setting and dialogue, that the focus of the story is unwanted pregnancy, the controversial subject of abortion and the conflict it causes between the characters. The title of the story, “Hills Like White Elephants”, is the first sign that what you are about to read has a hidden meaning. Most readers will define hills as an area of land, usually rounded in shape, higher than the surrounding land but not as high as a mountain (Encarta Dictionary: English (North America)).
Writing a poem without the use of literary devices is like eating a hamburger without the meat patty. “The Road” is poem is written in traditional form and contains varying characteristics. Dana Gioia is known for his traditional and free verse poems. This poem contains the use of metaphors, foreshadowing, hyperbole, imagery, rhyme and much more. Gioia used good choices of words in his writing to help the reader get a better understanding of the message he is trying to convey.
Jennifer Marinella English Comp 2 Hills Like White Elephants Although this story, “Hills like White Elephants” seems like two people casually having a conversation while drinking a few beers, it is actually a discussion about abortion. The theme of the story being abortion and that it is a subject not many agree to talk about it, there are many symbols showing us this theme. In this story, it very well shows that the girl will go through with the abortion to only make the man shut up as she states “would you please please please please stop talking”. Although the man says that he does not want her to do anything she does not want to do, she feels as he will only stay with her if she gets the operation. There are many different points throughout this story where the girl continues to second guess the operation.
Couples often have a different perception of an idea, and one person usually has the greater control on the decision. In Ernest Hemingway’s short story “Hills Like White Elephants,” a young couple, known by the American and his girlfriend Jig, must decide what to do about a certain operation. Though it is never stated in the story, many factors imply that the issue is an abortion. The tense setting and diction reveal two very different sides of the story; the man’s negative control and persuasion, and the girl’s innocence and uncertainty. The setting in the story reveals a dark and a light side.
If these are already developed, then a GAP analysis is conducted to review the disconformities (Hitt, Ireland, & Hoskisson, 2012). Different strategies are discussed for eliminating the issues, and then a suitable strategy is adopted after the consensus of the management. The next step is the deployment of the strategy selected in the previous phase. The resources are scrutinized, and then the required resources are allocated to the project. After it, the entire plan is communicated in the organization.