Analysis Of ' Hills Like White Elephants ' And ' The Man He Killed '

989 WordsDec 8, 20164 Pages
Reading, whether it is a short story, newspaper, or novel, can affect the way the people view things. Reading has changed countless opinions and views of history and many other things around the world. Most people mature and develop better analytical skills from reading a wide variety of different literary pieces. “Hills Like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway, A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry, and “The Man He Killed” by Thomas Hardy are three pieces of literature that have significantly impacted me as a reader. “Hills Like White Elephants” by Hemingway is a short story about a girl who is put into a position to make an important decision. She sits with a man whom she has an intimate relationship with. While they sit at a train station, they discuss and argue about the important decision. The man portrays a masculine and controlling demeanor while the girl portrays dependence and a naïve type love towards the man. Throughout the story, the man tries to encourage the girl to make the decision, portraying a false sense of care for the girl. It is evident in the story that the man does not care for the girl as much as she cares for him. The man shows agitation towards the confused girl. While the girl questions her decision, the man already made his decision. The girl drinks throughout their argument to find courage. She continuously says that she is doing the operation for the man and not for herself. She just wants her relationship with the man to be back to the
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