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Hemingways Hills Like White Elephants is an unusual story for its time period Abortion was still new and very dangerous but it was rapidly growing in popularity It was the thing to do if you were young and were not ready to settle down for family life This story deals with one couples choice between family and freedom The couple in the story is young and traveling the wrold They are having fun and then the girl gets pregnant Suddenly things have changed Should they start a family Are they ready to start a family Should they get married if they are not already Or should they abort it and go on with life the way it was The man is trying to convince the girl that an abortion is the right thing to do He keeps saying to her that the operation is simple and that everything will be like it was before This is kind of an inrealistic thought People and the world change and nothing can go back to the way it was The girl knows that Things can never be the same so she is reluctant to go through with the abortion At the same time she does not want to upset the man so she keeps her thoughts to herslef and goes along with him The girl needs to stand up for herself and her baby If she wants to keep it then she needs to let the man know instead of just letting him convince her of how he thinks it should be done The man goes on and on about how it is the best thing to do and how everyone that has gone through with the operation has been happy and well At one point the girl almost comes out and says that she wants to go through with the pregnancy She says Doesnt it mean anything to you We could get along p
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