Justin Simpson Mr. Pikus Summary of scholarly article 3/6/12 Summary of scholarly article Authors often use literary elements to leave the reader questioning the outcome of the story. This applies to Ernest Hemingway’s haunting story “Hills like White Elephants.” Most agree that the relationship between the American and the Jig will eventually deteriorate. Nilofer Hashmi argues in his scholarly article “The Jilting of Jig” that there is another outcome. Hashmi states that “the girl will indeed have the abortion, expecting in this way to stay on the man, but after the operation has been performed, he will abandon her” (Hashmi) Hashmi observes that “various verbal and non-verbal indications found in the story support this interpretation of the narrative, as does the very symbolism of the title itself” (Hashmi) According to Hashmi, it is plausible to believe that there is still some love between the American and Jig. Hashmi notes, “Thus the girl, who now wants more than a relationship based on sex and alcohol, would have no reason to stay on with the man” (Hashmi) But, there are a few details that do not seem to fit into this.
This couple is at a critical point in their lives when they must decide whether or not to have an abortion. Certain themes arise from this story such as choices and consequences, doubt and ambiguity, and how men and women relate. The couple is unmarried and the girl has become pregnant, but the man wants her to have an abortion. The man is really selfish he is didn’t want to responsible to take care the baby and become family. Writer also uses many examples of symbolism in “Hills Like White Elephants”, including descriptions of the surrounding scenery, the hills themselves, and the station where the action takes place.
People usually appear before the choice: whether to do this or not, whether to go there or not, whether to stay with person, or to leave him/her. Analyzing the story “Hills like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway and imagining the conclusion of the story, three main developments may have been, supported by the communication of the characters and the plot development. The three main choices of the situations development: Jig may have the abortion, and remain with the American, she may have the abortion and leave the man, and the third way of their relationships is that she will not have the abortion, having won the man over, according to her opinion. The supportive elements of the first variant, Jig will have the abortion, but will not be satisfied with this her decision and her life will be connected with the American, may be found in the conversations and behavior of the story characters (Hashmi,72). The American tries to assure the girl in this statement saying, "It's really an awfully simple operation, Jig “the man said.
The two separate tracks personifies Jig and the American. It is two parallel lines that does not meet, meaning Jig’s and the American’s feelings towards the abortion. When he said “It’s really an awfully simple operation,Jig”, (296) he clearly stated that he wanted her to go through the abortion. Jig on the other hand, was unsure how she feels about it. When she said “[t]hey don't really look like white elephants….” (296) she is showing uncertainty of her decision.
In the “Ad Report Card: Can Cougars Sell Cough Drops” by Seth Stevenson, the author found this ad so puzzling that he does an in- depth examination of its potential target audience to figure out what maybe going on (Stevenson 253). During the ad the viewer is constantly going back and forth for whom the ad is truly meant for. One could view the older women as the cougar and the teen is a male much younger than her but who does the ad reach out too? Seth Stevenson debates this issue because it aired during the new show “Cougar Town”. “Cadbury aired this ad during the premiere episode of Cougar Town, the Courteney-Cox-starring ABC show about an older woman who is forever scheming to date younger men.” This in part seems to suggest that the
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.
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