Hills Like White Elephants | Study Guide

Ernest Hemingway

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hills-like-white-elephants-ernest-hemingway_TESTGenderThough they are sitting at the same table—and in the same relationship—the man and the girl experience the world very differently.CommunicationThe couple talks all the time, but they know each other well enough to talk around things, never directly discussing whats at stake. LoveAlthough love brought them to this impasse, it means something very different to each of them.The Girl (Jig”)Pregnant girl; realizes things can never return to the way they once wereThe AmericanYoung, confident traveler; trying to be rationalSymbolsWhite ElephantsSymbolize the rare and sacred but possibly unwanted gift of pregnancyLight & DarknessRepresents the division between the charactersworlds and the choice the girl has to makeRailroad TracksSymbolize the characterspaths in lifeHills Like White Elephantsby the NumbersCharacters called by their given name in “Hills Like White Elephants0Times “Hills Like White Elephantswas published in 1927 2Times Jig says “please” during her final plea not to talk 7Minutes until the train arrives at the station at the start of “Hills Like White Elephants40Known for his concise style, Hemingway was one of Americas great fiction writers. His work, like “Hills Like White Elephants,” often drew on his experiences in Spain and his understanding of humanity to address what it means to be a man and to act ethically.ERNEST HEMINGWAY1899–1961AuthorAt a sun-drenched train station in 1920s Spain, a conversation unfolds between a couple at a turning point in their relationship. What stakes are they playing for, as they talk around and past each other over drinks? Love, which may already be lost—and perhaps a life.At a sun-drenched train station in 1920s Spain, a conversation unfolds between a couple at a turning point in their relationship. What stakes are they playing for as they talk around and past each other over drinks? Love, which may already be lost—and perhaps a life.One Relationship, Two RealitiesTHEMES & MAIN CHARACTERSSources: Encyclopaedia Britannica, “Hemingway Hills: Symbolism in ‘Hills Like White Elephants’” by Lewis E. Weeks Jr., NobelPrizes.org Copyright © 2017 Course Hero, Inc.nd we could have all this,” she said. And we could have everything and every day we make it more impossible.”NarratorErnest Hemingway1927EnglishShort StoryAuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageHills Like White ElephantsFiction

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