They were very weak in personality which was described “Oh, yes. But I don’t care about me. And I’ll do it and then everything will be fine.”“I don’t want you to do it if you feel that way.” (Hemingway, 65). This portrays that she has disregarded any feeling that she may have about having an abortion and is going to have one for his well being and satisfaction. She has lowered herself expectations in life to satisfy someone else’s.
The male character is dominant, defensive and hypocritical and the female character is pendent and is incapable of voting for her decision. In the story the man persistently tells her to abort the child but never uses the word abortion. He keeps on giving more like hypnotic suggestions that she must abort the child because it’s a very simple operation. He is hypocritical because he keeps on saying – “But I don’t want you to do if you didn’t want to”. He says that he doesn’t need a baby in their life - “That’s the only thing that bothers us.
Hemingway implements syntax and diction to reveal how the man manipulates his girlfriend and ultimately pressures her into having an abortion. The man uses syntax, short and simple sentences, to make it seem like he is confident and that what he says is irrefutable. His confidence makes his arguments seem accurate and it helps establish him as the leader in the relationship. He says, “We’ll be fine afterward. Just like we were before.” These lines are both short and even though he is making deceptive promises they sound confident and honest.
And this contrasts with how she felt when she belonged and had her identity in America. However, Betty chose to convert for her husband as she loved him; however the shift in the attitude towards her husband decreased immensely as he started to treat her as an outcast and she never achieved the sense of belonging within the family. Betty and Elizabeth Proctor both respect the religions and cultures they have. However, Moody’s family are only interested in her as the mother of her husband’s child; her role appears as to be the infidel mother of an Islamic daughter, and never belonged within the family. In the scene where Moody tells Betty that they’re staying at Tehran she replies “You lied to me, you held the Koran and you swore to me that nothing was going to happen, you were planning this all the time.
There are not any trees in sight only two distant hills and the woman refers to them as white elephants. They sip on their drinks and through conversation you can conclude that the woman and the man are at odds over her pregnancy. She wants to have the baby, but the man does not. He tries to sway her decision by telling her that the abortion process is simple. “Awfully simple and not really anything.” He wants to keep the lifestyle that they have on track.
Jeff wants to give something to the women since they have nothing else to give them. Terry on the other hand wants to give the women their names to show they have possession over them. And Alima along with the other women of Herland is oblivious to either of these philosophies. The women are unaware of the men’s ideals on marriage and the possession of women as wives. They question everything that the men
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