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Jake Stern 9/12/2012 ENG112 Short paper #2 “Hills Like White Elephants” The story “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway is a story that starts out with an American man and his foreign girlfriend waiting for the train. Due to the fact that the she is referred to as the “girl” when the waitress serving them drinks is referred to as the “woman”, we can infer that the Americans girlfriend is around twenty years old. The man is most likely in his mid thirties. The girlfriend begins to talk about the scenery and how the hills in the distance look like white elephants. The girlfriend isn’t actually talking about the hills, but she is actually talking about the baby that her and her American boyfriend might possibly have. A white elephant symbolizes something that no one wants. Therefore, when she brings up white elephants, she is hinting that she is planning on getting an abortion rather than keep the baby. This is exactly what the man wants to hear because he is against having
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This note was uploaded on 02/13/2012 for the course ENG 112 taught by Professor Savoie during the Spring '08 term at Miami University.

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