Hills Like White Elephants Essay | Student Essay

This student essay consists of approximately 3 pages of analysis of Taking a Closer Look.
This section contains 623 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Taking a Closer Look

Taking a Closer Look

Summary: Analyzes the short story "Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway. Describes the story's simple, yet explosive, plot.Examines the conflict between the two characters.

In the fictional story of "Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway; A man and a woman are sitting at a train station ordering drinks and observing everything around themselves. But they have a problem that they must resolve, the problem is that the woman is pregnant and the man wants her to have an abortion. She does not want the abortion but is willing to do so if they are going to be happy afterwards.

The couple sit at the train station waiting for their train and discuss the abortion which they disguise the word as a "simple operation." "It's really an awfully simple operation, Jig."(325) I think they do so because back when the story was published in 1927 abortion was not a common procedure, and to speak of such would cause attention and people would look down on them. Another thing that occurred to...

(read more)

This section contains 623 words
(approx. 3 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Student Essay on Taking a Closer Look
Copyrights
BookRags
Taking a Closer Look from BookRags. (c)2014 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.