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Reflect: All stories have a theme that forms the plot. Also, literary elements and techniques contribute to creating and highlighting the theme. Reflect onthe theme and literary elements and technics in the story you have chosen to read.Write: Your initial post should be at least 200 words in length. The minimumword count does not include references.In this discussion you willDescribe the core conflict represented in the story.Describe the theme of the story.Select three literary elements/techniquesin the story and describe them.Explain how the elements/techniques illustrate the theme and conflict expressed in the story.Incorporate readings found in Chapters 4 through 7 to help illustrate the points you make.ANSWER:“Hills Like White Elephants” is a short story written by American author Ernest Hemingway and a part of his collection of short stories that make up his published volume, Men Without Women. The short story opens up with a description of the setting which is a train station surrounded by hills and trees in a valley in Spain. There a man referred to as the American and his girlfriend sit outside a train station waiting for their train to arrive. While they wait, they have drinks and engage in a conversation about an operation. Although it is never