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Hills Like White Elephants In Hills Like White Elephants the author begins with a description of the place where the story develops a rural town in Spain where the two main characters a man and a girl are seated at a restaurant drinking beer as they wait for a train While seated in the table the girl notices distant hills on the other side of the town and instantly says that they look like White Elephants The mans unimpressed response along with the girls reaction triggered a tension between the parties that eventually would lead to one very delicate topic The tension between them kept rising while they were drinking which lead to the ordering of a few more beers and eventually on the third drink the man raises the subject of an operation hes encouraging the girl to have As the conversation developed it became apparent that they were talking about an abortion Offering his unconditional support and friendship to the girl the man encouraged the girl to go ahead and do the operation as planned She would ensure him that theyd go on as before accorded The girl is rather inexperienced and new to the operation which can also be applied to her maturity and boldness Certainly the girl is unsure about having the operation shes young inexperience and naive about the abortion She does not seem to know much about the consequences and risks of it but still remains fairly aware of them Though shes not completely sold on it the man keeps manipulating and convincing her about having it saying that hes know lots of people who have done it and if she does not want to do it she does not have to In addition she does not know if things will be the way they were before and whether the man will still love her All these show
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