'Hills Like White Elephants' Book Review by Red Russian

'Hills Like White Elephants'
This paper examines the work "Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway.
# 103346 | 941 words | 1 source | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on May 04, 2008 in Literature (American) , Communication (Interpersonal) , Sociology (General)

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In this article, the writer maintains that Ernest Hemingway is still considered to be one of the few authors that have shaped twentieth century fictional literature into what it is today. The writer notes that one of the more notable short stories that Ernest Hemingway wrote was 'Hills Like White Elephants', which talks about classic struggle within relationships. This story was an excellent example of how an author such as Ernest Hemingway could use tools such as symbolism, object point of view, and creative use of the setting and characters to paint this story in the way that he did. The writer discusses that Mr. Hemingway was able to create a story about these two very distinct characters that had the timeless dispute of making a relationship work. The writer concludes that Hemingway achieved this goal while staying unbiased with both characters and while not giving away any serious plot points that would allude to a final decision that would without a doubt make or break their relationship.

From the Paper:

"In this short story, Point of View is very important to understand since it leaves interpretation open to the reader. This story is what is considered in an objective point of view which is classically shown with having large amounts of dialogue in the story between the main characters. The important thing to understand about an objective point of view is that the author does not lead on any bias or interpretations of the characters and or theme of the story. Hemingway does not project his opinion of the characters or the story in anyways, but rather he lets the situation in the story unfold through the dialogue of the main characters. This leaves some mystery in the story as per the meaning of this operation. The reader is really left up to decide what this would entail for Jig and or if this is life threatening."

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  • Hills Like White Elephants, Ernest Hemingway

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