If he is, he would be a relatively simple villain, and the woman, who agrees to have the abortion, a relatively simple victim.The story would veer therefore in the direction of melodrama, which thrives on the simple, knee-jerk emotions that result from the mistreatment of victims by villains.
At this point in the story, Hemingway momentarily abandons the dramatic point of view and tells us the man "looked up the tracks but could not see the train." In this sentence, Hemingway reveals something that cannot be externally observed—what the man was to see—and so moves us a little way into his mind, reducing the distance between us and him ever so slightly.
And two sentences later, Hemingway completes the segue that sentence begins, taking us even farther inside the character and reducing the distance significantly.
Ernest Hemingway is a great writer, he worked as a reporter after graduated from high school and continued this career on and off for the rest of his life.
He Hemingway’s stories are normally implicit that the readers have to understand and dig the real meaning out by themselves, just like he did not mention the word “abortion” at all through the whole story.
“Doubt and ambiguity” is another them that covered through the whole story, which the American is not careful of how he communicate with Jig, and Jig is only wondering if the American will continue to love and stay with her.
The story begins with a big description paragraph of the landscape: “The hills across the valley of the Ebro were long and white.Oh, okay, thank you for informing me about my own goddamn body.I wasn’t aware of how abortions worked, but please, tell me about it since you’ve never had one and never will. Anyway, I could see he was freaking out because he started talking more than normal so I was just like, “Blah blah I’ll do it for you. I don’t care about me yadda yadda.” Guys love that shit, especially guys who are always staring into the middle distance and wanting to talk about the hills and the valley and who call beer cerveza because they think it’s more “authentic” to call it that when you’re in Spain even though everyone there knows what you mean when you say “beer.” Despite all that he still wouldn’t stop talking, even when I asked him to please please please please please please please stop talking, because guys like that are literal fucking babies who are apparently only soothed by the sound of their own fucking voices spouting bullshit.This writing style is also known as the “Iceberg Theory”, that means the author only reveals one-eighth of the information on the surface of the story just like an iceberg only shows one-eighth of it above water (Li-Jun, Y., Ding-Xi, X., 2010).The subject, theme, setting, plot, characters, point of view, conflict, style, dialog, symbolism, irony and compression all make “Hills like White Elephants” one of the most awesome short stories of Ernest Hemingway. E., 1980) The themes of “Hills like White Elephants” are the “choices and consequences” of an unmarried couple in the midst of a disagreement about abortion, which the American believes in the choice for abortion will free them to what they were before and Jig believes more realistic consideration of the choices and consequences.On this side there was no shade and no trees and the station was between two lines of rails in the sun.He kept staring at the hills across the valley, just looking off into the distance as though he were the one getting the abortion, not me. That’s what we were talking about, except that I knew if I said the actual word to him he’d fucking freak his shit, but, like, not tell me so directly.” To be honest he was more upset about the whole thing than I was.I’d had plenty of friends get abortions, and I told him as much, to which he replied by mansplaining the procedure to me.------------------------------------------------- Critical Reading of Literature in English Critical Analysis of the short story ‘Hills like White Elephants’ by Ernest Hemingway.Word Count: 1367 Hills like White Elephants – Ernest Hemingway “Will Jig have the abortion and stay with the man; will Jig have the abortion and leave the man; or will Jig not have the abortion and win the man over to her point of view? These are the three different scenarios that have been seriously considered in Ernest Hemingway’s short story, “Hills like White Elephants”.