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Ernest Hemingways short story Hills Like White Elephants touches on an issue that human has been facing since Adam and Eve which are communication problems in a relationship between a man and a woman Here he tells his story through conversations between the two main characters a man who was not given a name and a girl simply known as Jig Here I will try my best to analyse the narrative point of view of this extract by exploiting the use of the dialogues Almost the entire story is told through the use of dialogues Conflict is created through dialogues as these characters face what I believe to be the complication from the unplanned pregnancy The dilemma is further complicated by the inability of both parties to convey their differing opinions to each other thus creating pressure between them From the first paragraph there is some vagueness beneath these words said by the characters that is the unexpected pregnancy of the woman and its consequences upon the couple Without a doubt the two characters discuss about an operation which turns out to be an abortion At first the man says that it is just to let the air in but then we learn that this operation is not necessary that the girl can choose whether she wants to do it or not Well if you dont want to you dont have to Still from my point of view the man is very insincere when telling her that by saying But I know that its perfectly simple Here it is a bit like double meaning assuring her that he will go along with what she wants while pressuring her to do what he want that In fact the man acknowledges that he prefer the girl to take the abortion I think its the best thing to do He is subconsciously telling the girl to abort the baby There is also insincerity in the mans words
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