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I have decided that the subject of my research paper will be symbolism through setting in Ernest Hemingways Hills Like White Elephants Maybe Im a little ahead of myself but I have already carefully thought out my thesis statement and from that I have generated three statements I also decided it would be easier for me to break down these statements by writing down possible ideas in relation to each of them in this way I will facilitate the development of my paragraphs Therefore my thesis statement will be Hemingway uses the imagery of the setting to symbolize the young womans indecision towards her abortion My first statement is the first landscape feature in setting is the actual train station possible ideas in relation to this statement may be the valley with hills on both sides which may symbolize the opposing views concerning the abortion second the rails going in opposite direction may represent the two different paths the couple may take and the location of the couple in the train station the idea of light vs shadow may be symbolic as well My second statement is Hemingways white hills possible ideas in relation to this statement may be the meaning of the words white elephant something of little or no value secondly the American mans view of the womans body itself being a white elephant My third statement will be Lifelessness vs Life portrayed by Hemingway in the hills possible ideas in relation to this statement may be that through the dry and lifeless setting Hemingway suggests that the woman associates an abortion with a barren and lifeless day secondly the fertile hills with life and vegetation may symbolize her view in regards to her pregnancy she either sees it as precious or sacred and in order to view the fertile land the young woman moves from the shade to the light light might represent her desire to give birth
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