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Chad CurtisEnglish - 2413Dr. Franzese26 January 2014Hills like White Elephants: A Life Changing ConversationThe author of this short story, Ernest Hemingway, was notorious for styling his textsunder the iceberg theory.Hills like White Elephantsis a prime example of his use of thisparticular theory due to its complicated dialogue between the two main characters in the story.The life changing conversation between The American and The Girl took place at a bar in a trainstation somewhere in Spain. They began their conversation over a few beers overlooking themountain which apparently looked like white elephants according to The Girl. A white elephantsymbolizes something that no one particularly wants which is an important aspect to grasp whiletrying to comprehend this story. Throughout the text it is clear that the conversation between TheAmerican and his girlfriend was not exactly going anywhere because no matter what either of