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The Sun Also Rises And Hills Like White Elephants

Decent Essays
Charles Padial
Professor Anderson
Literature
October 31, 2015
Essay 1
Ernest Hemingway has a very unique style of writing. He captures the readers’ attention with strong imagery, metaphors, and symbolism. In both the Sun Also Rises and Hills Like White Elephants, Hemingway uses a simple writing style that allows the audience to have a clear image of the main argument. The reader must pay very close attention to the dialogue, as different subliminal messages are exposed throughout the story. Also, in both stories the women protagonist is the main source of the argument.
In Hills Like White Elephants, Hemingway tells a simple story about a couple who is arguing about an abortion. Through the woman’s dialogue, the readers grasp that she does not want to get the operation done, even though she never states that directly. As the man tries to convince her, she, obviously, becomes more and more frustrated with him. For example the woman says, “I feel fine. There’s nothing wrong with me. I feel fine”(478). From this dialogue, the reader can acknowledge that the woman by no means is going to give into the man’s persuasion and, ultimately, the final decision will be hers. However, the man does not seem to care that the operation could potentially harm the woman. For example, he describes the abortion, “It’s really an awfully simple operation, Jig. It’s not really an operation at all”(476). The reader grasps that the man is selfish, does not put himself in the woman’s shoes, and
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