Although, sometimes it has a negative connotation, many times it does not necessarily mean that it changes a person 's perspective. Some critics claimed that the text itself is important and some other said the author and his style is the thing that should be focused on. Her body being the fertile land on which the white hills were. The American likes traveling to places with Jig and enjoys their lifestyle since their relationship is only based on what they have now and not what they can have. They are on the sunless and barren side of the mountain where they can only see hills that looks like white elephants.
Hills are remarkable, natural occurring objects and are immobile. The tension between the two is almost as sizzling as the heat of the Spanish sun. He wrote about sitting in the shade and talking with her while waiting at a station. There is not a definite conclusion to their discussion, and it is left up to the reader to infer. Tropes are what help the reader realize the type of operation, the type of characters, the situation, and their life changing decision. Bringing a new life into the world is a long time commitment and it is something Jig feels she can treasure forever. There is not a definite conclusion to their discussion, and it is left up to the reader to infer.
They watch the people around them. The train is announced to be arriving in five minutes, so the man grabs their bags. Sand Slides Like Lambs Have you ever looked at the West Elk mountains and seen the lamb in the side of Mt. Therefore, themes of this story could be about communication and how people need to really hear what others are saying, not just listen for what they want to hear. Symbolism and the title's meaning are other effective means of communicating conflict. They must make a decision that will affect both of their lives, and potentially end their relationship. They are deciding whether or not to make an abortion, which is indirectly implied on the narrative.
The entire story was about a conversation between a man and girl who are waiting for a train in Spain. But the story ends without clear resolution, so this does not show is they manage to find common ground. Hills Like White Elephants can be categorized as good art through the ways in which, depending on the reader, can lead to various interpretations and understandings. Clearly, these themes are still applicable in modern societies concerning this issue of abortion. Most of his short stories are terse, short, and objective. Even without a lot of explanation there is a lot of hints, that help with interpreting what the story is about and who the characters are. The story is about a conversation between a man and girl who are waiting for a train in Spain.
On the other hand, we feel that the girl is not at all sure that she wants an abortion. In Hills like White Elephants, a man and his wife discuss whether or not the woman should get an abortion. The imagery of the hills and the curves of the Ebro characterize the shape of a pregnant woman, and symbolize that the pregnancy is a large hill in their relationship. The tale begins outside a small train-stop in the middle of Spain, where a young woman peers into the nearby hills. Rather than simply decide that she wants the operation, the woman goes back and forth for although she must want to have the child, her tendency is to do what the man says. This is the reality of what Jig is going through.
He orders the drinks with water. There are many types of Fiction Literature read across the world and with much selection, the greatest are short stories. I feel the man is encouraging her to have the abortion done in his own selfish way. An example of this reliance is when they order drinks. She sounds childish and thinks that the only way to be happy is to please the American man.
Jig expressed her desire to put him first. As the characters sit together drinking beer and talking, it becomes immediately apparent that there is something weighty between them and as the conversation continues, the reader can feel pressure building between the two of them. As naïve as he is, he feels his persuasion can overcome Jig's desires. The tension remains, coiled and tight, as they prepare to leave for Madrid. The success of a relationship depends on the capacity to truly love and care for another person outside of ourselves.
At the end of their conversation, she takes control of herself and of the situation: She no longer acts in her former childlike way. The symbol of the railroad station is symbolic of being at the crossroads of life during a time of crisis. He believes that a child would change the relationship. When I found out the meaning I was blown away. While ordering drinks, the girl asks permission to try a new drink. Hemingway uses many instances of symbolism in this short story to coincide with the themes and feelings of the characters, such as the description of the scenery surrounding the train station. The man wants Jig to abort the unborn child but she is unconvinced and wants to become a mother.
Hemingway sets up what seems to be an unequal relationship from the start- she is just a girl, while he is a man. This short story basically consists of a dialogue between a man and a woman. He makes the American the opposite, however. It elaborates on how an irresponsible couple unaccustomed to serious communication interact in a poison relationship and try to manipulate each other to get what they want. So though the man does little, he is the only one of the 2 that actually makes an attempt at progressing the plot.