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Zakir Patel/TITLE/Pg Zakir Patel February 10, 2012 Professor Birk English 101 TITLE In the story, “Hills Like White Elephants”, Hemmingway expresses understanding and dramatization of several stages of grief. The stages of grief he expresses are denial; isolation; anger; bargaining; and acceptance. Each grief that Hemmingway expresses has a significant meaning behind it. We see the first grief of denial when Jig first talks about the hills and white elephant and the American respond by saying, “I’ve never seen one” the man drank his beer (Pg 1). The
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Unformatted text preview: American is in denial of moving on with his life and he doesn’t see what’s in front of him. The white elephant symbolizes the unborn child which the American doesn’t see. The American denies accept the unborn child in his life because he wants to live happy and drink beer all day. Another example of denial would be when Jig uses repetition of the word “no” every time the American says they could have everything....
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