`` Hills Like White Elephants `` By Ernest Hemingway

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There are many ways, shapes, and forms of stories that the reader could put themselves into. Whether they choose to partake in a wayward journey full of adventure or the daily life of a human being with morals; a story’s aspect influences those thoughts with a deeper understanding. In Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants,” it follows an American man and girl at a resting point during their travels. They arrived by train, stopping between Barcelona and Madrid. While there, they patiently waited for the next train at a bar inside of the station. They invoked themselves in a very long conversation about an important life changing decision, in which they are trying to figure out together. With narration providing the readers a first-class seat within the story, it is as if they were customers at the bar that happens to listen. This story unravels the true intention of the character’s issue that is deeply hidden within the text and title symbolically. Therefore, the literary terms that makes this story unique is its symbolism, conflict, and narrative point of view. To start, Hemingway’s story is exceptional with cultivating symbolism in literary term. The meaning of symbolism is any object, image, character, or action that suggests meaning beyond the everyday literal levels. Even though the story itself barely asserts symbolism as a visionary image, but implies them with the character’s symbolic acts and the story title all on its own. From the title, “Hills Like White

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