`` Hills Like White Elephants `` By Ernest Hemingway

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In the valley there were hills brighter than the cars passing by on the highway. Red, green, orange, and yellow. On this side of the highway there was a small building with warm colors that people called “A taste of Barcelona”. When I first entered the building, I noticed that there was a Latin band playing salsa. To my right I noticed that a man asked a woman to dance. It was an interesting site. Men and woman dancing with each other on the wooden dance floor. It is so amazing how specific details in Short Fiction or any story can be. Take John Steinbeck’s “The Chrysanthemums” for example. It starts out with a detailed setting to the reader that reveals certain elements that the reader could otherwise not see. This can also be seen in Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants”. The setting for both of these stories is revealed to the reader right at the start of the story. This begs questions such as Why do these authors reveal the setting so early? What does this entail? Revealing the setting of the story can contain a great deal of information before any of the hard facts are even mentioned. For example, a vivid description of the setting can allow the reader to see between the lines of the plane text and notice things that they could possibly miss through their first time reading. Setting can also help give insight to the audience by foreshadowing, giving hints to the major plot and even showing distinct elements that could not be found elsewhere. While some short
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