December 1, 2010
The story Begins with a detailed description of the view of the river Ebro, and the white hills beyond it, from a train station in Barcelona. A man and a woman are having some drinks at the bar in the station as they wait for the train to Barcelona. The woman’s name is jig and the man’s name is unknown to us. As the couple drinks, the woman tells that man that the hills in the distance remind her of "white elephants." (Hemingway). The man says that he does not think they look like white elephants. This sparks a little argument between them, which the woman tries to avoid by pointing out a painting which is advertising ...view middle of the document...
Or it could also mean that they are moving on to the more fertile side of the land and are having the baby.
Some people find love easier in life than others, but when found, love brings many hard decisions. In the short story, Hills like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway, the main characters, Jig and the man, are faced with a tough decision in their relationship. On their trip together to Barcelona, they stop at a train station and talk about the decision they have to make. The woman can either follow what the man wants and abort their child or end their relationship by having it.
By following the woman’s body language and eye contact to objects around the bar, you can see that she is faced with a major decision. When describing the scenery, jig is describing her feeling for the child because a white elephant is a mystical creature a child would like. She wants the baby, but she is afraid that she is going to lose the love of her life. . She loves this man so much that she even states in their conversation, "I don’t care about me” (Hemingway). I think that this clearly...