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ANALYSIS OF HILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANTSSociety is pressuring people so much to succeed in life and to become someone they can not be that people act in any way they can to reach this goal Often they use power and domination to show that they are important and can influence the world Hills Like White Elephants reflects the power of men over women The plot characterization and semic codes prove this claimFirst of all the plot of the story shows that the man has more control and authority than the woman Since he is the protagonist he takes more space in the story He has more influence because he is the main character and because the story is based on what he wants His goal is to convince Jig to get aborted so once again he is more important since he wants something in particular On the contrary Jig is the antagonist because she is opposed to the idea of getting an abortion She wants to keep her child but her husband is insisting so much that she can not transmit her opinion and express how she feels The plot of Hills Like White Elephants clearly demonstrates the power of men over womenSecondly the man has more power than his wife because the characterization proves it very well The woman is very weak and consults her husband before doing anything as if she could not make a decision by herself She is unable to use her judgment and has to have her husbands approval before doing anything Also even though she would like to keep the child she puts his feelings before hers and would do almost anything to make him happy And you think then well be all right and be happy
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