Hills Like White Elephants Essay

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Ever listen to other people when they are talking near you? The people that you are overhearing is the main characters of “Hills Like White Elephants.” Hemingway doesn’t provide a lot of explanation of the characters and their conversation . Even without a lot of explanation there are a lot of hints that help with interpreting the story. Hemingway wrote the story as if the reader was a stranger listening to Jig and the American, making the reader interpret the couple’s conversation. Jig and the American seem to be talking about their relationship and Jig having an abortion. The way that Hemingway's writes make it where he takes out all the detail and just leaves you with the things that are important. You could say that he doesn't sugar coat his writing. He writes straight to the point and it is up to the reader on how they will interpret what he has written. He wrote a style…show more content…
The way that they talk to each other you can see that they are very close to each other. The American is kind of like the stereotypical man. he has few words, he always has an answer, and he is dependable seeing how they women needs him to order a drink and translate for her when they are in Spain. Now with Jig in the beginning of the story she is introduced as “the girl”. She is the stereotypical women where she needs a man to order a drink and translate for her, also she will start to close up instead of keep talking to the American about how she feels about the operation. In the 1800s young women were married off to older men because it was thought that women needed guides by someone wise. This is another reason why in the story Jig was introduced as “the girl. She could have been between the ages of 16-19. The American could have been in his late 30s to early 40s. It is these observations that have given the idea that these two are either husband and wife or girlfriend and
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