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Hills Like White Elephants written by Ernest Hemingway is a story that takes place in Spain while a man and woman wait for a train The story is set up as a dialogue between the two in which the man is trying to convince the woman to do something she is hesitant in doing Through out the story Hemingway uses metaphors to express the characters opinions and feelings Hills Like White Elephants displays the differences in the way a man and a woman view pregnancy and abortionThe woman looks at pregnancy as a beautiful aspect of life In the story the womans pregnancy is implied through their conversation She refers to the near by hills as elephants They look like white elephants 464 She is comparing the hills to her own situation pregnancy Theyre lovely hills They really dont look like white elephants I just meant the coloring of their skin through the trees 465 Just as the hills have their distinct beauty to her she views pregnancy in the same fashion making the reference to the hills having skinan enlarged mound forming off of what was once flat The man views pregnancy just the opposite When the girl is talking about the white elephants and agrees that the man has never seen one his response is I might have just because you say I havent doesnt prove anything 464 This shows the defensive nature of the man and when the woman implies the he is unable to differentiate between what is beautiful and what is not Another issue that is discussed in this story is abortion and two opposing views When the conversation turns from the hills to the operation one is able to comprehend the mentality of the woman Then what will we do afterwards 465 shows the woman is concerned about what will occur after the operation And if I do it you will be happy and things will be like
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