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Sonik 1 Upasana Sonik Writing 2 Bill Gahan March 14, 2008 Analysis of “Hills Like White Elephants” Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” tells the story of a couple who are waiting for a train to Madrid . They are currently at a train station in the Ebro River valley in Spain . During the wait they begin to drink at the bar . The couple is introduced to the readers as “the girl” and “the man” throughout the story . This represents that girl is younger compared to the man . Throughout the story the couple talk about an operation that the girl might be going through with in Madrid . The couple’s relationship is on the rocks and is deteriorating throughout the story . The man wants the girl to get an abortion but she seems a little hesitant about it . Hemingway uses metaphors, tone, and certain patterns of dialogue to move the story forward . The story begins with the couple drinking beer at the bar located at the station . The girl looks off into the hills and notices that on one side of the hills there is life, such as greenery, and plants, and on the other side life was desolate . The girl makes a comment about the hills saying that “They look like white elephants,” (731) this is the first sign that the girl is pregnant . The man disregards the girls comment . This is an example showing that the guy does not want to
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Sonik 2 talk about the girl being pregnant . This is a metaphor used by Hemingway to describe the hills as the stomach of a pregnant woman . This can also be assumed by some readers as a sign that the girl is hesitant about the “simple operation” (733)
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course WRIT 2 taught by Professor Gahan during the Winter '08 term at UCSB.

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Unit 3 paper - Sonik 1 Upasana Sonik Writing 2 Bill Gahan...

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