Essays Tagged: "Hills Like White Elephants"

The Decision That Could Have Been, alcoholism

people choose and believe to be right varying from each individual. InHemingway's realistic story, Hills Like White Elephants, Jig attempts to make acrucial change in her life by making the right dec ... n towards him indirectly through her sarcastic comments.In conclusion, Hemingway's character Jig in Hills Like White Elephants wasunable to change her life through her decision due to her frail charac ...

(4 pages) 76 0 4.4 Jan/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues > Drugs & Alchohol

The Symbolism of the Setting in "Hills Like White Elephants" by Hemingway

In Ernest Hemingway's story 'Hills Like White Elephants' an American couple is sitting at a table in a train station in Spain. Th ... d barren of plantlife. The ground looks as if there has been no rain for quite some time. There are hills in the distance that have a whitish color as the sun radiates on them. The woman said, 'They l ... an is tired of the wilder life and wants the baby and to settle down.Works CitedHemingway, Ernest. 'Hills Like White Elephants' Literature and the Writing Process. Eds. Elizabeth McMahan, Susan X Day, ...

(2 pages) 237 0 4.5 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Ernest Hemingway

hills like white elephants

Hemmingway's "Hills Like White Elephants"Ernest Hemmingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" is not a story in the cl ... elated to the idea of fertility andbarrenness. This main topic can been seen from the title, where "Hills" refer to theshape of the pregnant belly, and "White Elephants" is an idiom that refers to use ... American asks her atthe end if she feels better, he if really asking if she has made her decision."Hills Like White Elephants" is an interesting view at one couples strife in dealingwith an issue tha ...

(3 pages) 274 2 4.0 Oct/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

Hemingway's Juxtaposition at the junction

Ernest Hemingway's opening paragraph in "Hills Like White Elephants" immediately pojects his readers into a landscape that is barren and unco ... an and the girl are each alone with their turbulent thoughts: "the girl...lookig off at the line of hills," and the American, "deep in thought." The reader becomes anxious when, near the end of the st ...

(2 pages) 47 0 5.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Setting is Essential" Ernest Hemingway uses the setting of Hills Like White Elephants to develop his argument.

The short story "Hills Like White Elephants", by Ernest Hemingway, is a story about a man and a girl, Jig, who are go ... settings.Another setting that reveals what happens at the end of the story is the difference in the hills on both sides of the train tracks. The girl notes that there is a side of hills that look whit ... tracks are brown and dry (Hemingway 27). When the girl looks on the other side of the station, the hills are lush and have many areas where grains are located (Hemingway 29). The author shows us two ...

(3 pages) 129 0 5.0 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Hills Like White Elephant" by Ernest Miller Hemingway.

Ernest Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants" touches on an issue that human has been facing since Adam and Eve, which ... She rather not talks about it and thus, keeps on changing the subject. She keeps on looking at the hills beyond the train station and says "They're lovely hills." On the other hand, the man wants to ... n referring to the baby as something of no value to the man, yet really important to the girl. The "hills" I think refers to the shape of belly of a pregnant woman.Another fact worth mentioning is tha ...

(4 pages) 136 0 5.0 Aug/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Ernest Hemingway

Explores point of view in Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants".

Written in the form of a simple dialogue, Ernest Hemingway's, "Hills Like White Elephants" leads to simple understandings as well as profound questions. Hemingway ... has on the reader, and by illustrating how this view conceals the characters, one gains more from "Hills Like White Elephants" than just the pleasure of the read.Although some consider it difficult t ... if one looks closely one may find that the layer removed is often replaced by a more subtle layer. "Hills Like White Elephants" clearly demonstrates how the concealment of character can lead to unders ...

(3 pages) 126 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Ernest Hemingway and his significance of landscapes, from "The Complete Short Stories".

This essay was written about the significance of landscape using his "Big Two Hearted River" and "Hills Like White Elephants."The Significance of LandscapeHemingway uses landscape to reflect his cha ... ry character in his stories. Two good examples of this are Hemingway's "Big Two Hearted River" and "Hills Like White Elephants."In "Big Two Hearted River," Nick was the only human character but the sc ...

(3 pages) 47 0 5.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Ernest Hemingway

The Minimalist Technique of Hemingway in "Hills Like White Elephants"

Ernest Hemingway's impersonal objective narrative style is best exhibited in his short story, "Hills Like White Elephants", which describes a young girl and her older American boyfriend discussin ... .Imagery is one of Hemingway's most effective tools in conveying the central meaning of the story, "Hills Like White Elephants". His vivid language and articulate descriptions of the scenery and surro ...

(5 pages) 155 1 4.5 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

Hills Like White Elephants, written by Ernest Hemingway, cleverly and painfully captures the difficu ... ay is known for writing stories in which the unsaid is often suggested, and this is very evident in Hills Like White Elephants. In this story, two characters discuss an "operation," but neither comes ... ples to back this statement up. At no time does anyone mention the word abortion, but after reading Hills Like White Elephants I realized that it is what is being discussed through symbolism.Within th ...

(4 pages) 165 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"One man's trash is another (wo)man's treasure": Hemingway's, Hills Like White Elephants

In Ernest Hemingway's, "Hills Like White Elephants", the dialogue used by the characters allows readers to understand how ma ...

(3 pages) 80 1 4.5 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Ernest Hemingway

Explain the poem, Hills Like White Elephants. A Feminist Approach to "Hills Like White Elephants"

From a feminist point of view, Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants"uses a plethora of symbols to convey the idea that a young girl named Jig ... e choice that surrounds it. For example, while the couple drinks beer, Jig looks off at the line of hills and says:"They look like white elephants." " I've never seen one," the man said. "No you would ... way of telling him that she is sure he has not seen a baby and wanted to have one of your own.The "hills" are symbolic of the way woman's stomach looks while she is pregnant. They also symbolize the ...

(3 pages) 227 4 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

Compare/contrastfirst impressions of the story Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants," with final impressions.

Compare/contrastfirst impressions of thestory Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants,"with final impressions.Upon reading "Hills" the first time, I imagined t ... ne in particular is the river banks, one side hot and plain, no trees, nobeauty, and the other with hills, trees and a beauty to it, and how that pertained to herlife, her decision. What will she choo ... that is why she finally felt "fine" with it all. What do you think?When I first read Hemmingway's "Hills Like White Elephants," I thought it was about somebusiness venture. I thought the two characte ...

(7 pages) 65 0 4.1 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Hillsl like white elephants, by Ernest Hemingway , analysis of content and style

Hills Like White Elephants, a widely anthologized and much-discussed story, offers a glimpse at spar ... a table waiting for a train to Madrid. As they sit drinking beer, the woman notes the distant white hills and she comments that they look like White Elephants. The man's response and her reaction to i ... story is related to the idea of fertility and barrenness. The main theme can be seen from the title Hills Like White Elephants, where Hills refer to the shape of the belly of a pregnant woman, and Whi ...

(4 pages) 83 1 4.0 Dec/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Ernest Hemingway

Elephants standing on a Hill (a critique on Ernest Hemingway's story Hills Like White Elephants, includes quotes)

Elephants standing on a Hill Ernest Hemingway's fictional story, Hills Like White Elephants, carries a strong underlying meaning between the two characters, the conf ... e man is strong is his belief that they will be fine if the women just has an abortion. The hills going up and down could be symbolism of the women's pregnant stomach or her thoughts of what s ... of the women's pregnant stomach or her thoughts of what she may look like if the baby is kept. The hills could also represent the highs and lows she is having in her relationship and her own mind set ...

(9 pages) 65 0 5.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Ernest Hemingway

Hills like White Elephants

Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants" touches on an issue as ageless as time: communication problems in a rela ... is stories are "straight reporting" of real events and some are invented (400). He does admit that "Hills Like White Elephants" is an invented story, although the setting and dialogue ring of authenti ...

(5 pages) 50 1 2.3 Apr/2005

Subjects: Art Essays

Comparing and contrasting Hills like elepants by Hemingway and blackman and White Woman in a Dark Green rowboat using related commentaries

meaning of events." This quote by Maupassant reveals why Hemingway, the author of the short story "Hills Like White Elephants," and Russell Banks the author of "Blackman and White woman in a dark gre ... eir appearance, actions, and responses, as seen, heard, and felt physical realities." Hemingway in "Hills Like White Elephants." tells us little about the physical appearance of the characters, Jig an ...

(7 pages) 93 0 5.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Discussing symbolism in the "lesson" by Toni Cade Bambara, And of Clay are we created by Isabel Allende and Hills like white elephant by Ernest Hemingway.

ted," Toni Cade Bambara in "The lesson" and finally Ernest Hemingway the author of the short story "Hills like White Elephants" adopts the use of symbolism to suggest their main point.The central idea ... rst have to learn how and that is exactly what Sylvia and the other children are required to do.In "Hills like White Elephants," Hemingway uses the train station as a symbolism to suggest the main ide ...

(4 pages) 49 0 3.0 May/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Life's Decisions

upon the choices people make in important situations and the consequences that follow. Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" and Kawabata's "First Snow on Fuji" both present characters who must mak ... ly difficult, especially in cases when our decisions may affect the rest of our lives. The stories "Hills Like White Elephants" and "First Snow on Fuji" strike a chord in so many readers since like th ...

(1 pages) 297 0 0.0 Jul/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemmimgway.

In the short story "Hills Like White Elephants" written by Ernest Hemingway, the two main characters find themselves in ... ver the girl allowing him use that as an advantage to make her see his perspective.The short story "Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway, allows us to observe the relationship between two i ...

(4 pages) 32 0 3.0 Sep/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors > Ernest Hemingway