You are welcome to search the collection of free essays and research papers. Thousands of coursework topics are available. Buy unique, original custom papers from our essay writing service.

11 results found, view free essays on page:

  • Characterization And Semic Codes
    929 words
    ANALYSIS OF HILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANTS David Ken ison English 301 - 01 Stephanie Zum September 14th 2000 Who is the boss Society is pressuring people so much to succeed in life and to become someone they can not be, that people act in any way they can to reach this goal. Often, they use power and domination to show that they are important and can influence the world. Hills Like White Elephants reflects the power of men over women. The plot, characterization and semic codes prove this claim. Firs...
  • One Side Of The Station
    400 words
    Hills Like White Elephants: The Symbolism of the Setting In Ernest Hemingway's story 'Hills Like White Elephants' an American couple is sitting at a table in a train station in Spain. They are discussing beer, travel, and whether or not to have an abortion. The train station and its surroundings are symbolic in this story. The station itself represents the choice on whether or not to have the abortion. There is a set of tracks on either side of the station, each representing one of the choices. ...
  • Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants
    964 words
    'Hills Like White Elephants,' ; by Ernest Hemingway In Ernest Hemingway's 'Hills Like White Elephants,' ; the two main characters, Jig and the unnamed American man, are at a train station in Spain trying to decide whether or not they (actually just Jig) should go through with an abortion. The first time I read the story it wasn't very clear to me what type of an operation it was that they were talking about. Hemingway doesn't really spell it out for the reader. After reading the questions at the...
  • Short Story Hills Like White Elephants
    391 words
    Thesis Ernest Hemingways writing style mirrored the way he lived his own life. Ernest lived the way he wrote creating situations, setting scenes and events leading to their consequences. Hemingway leaves morals and conclusions to the reader. In his short story, Hills like White Elephants these writing characteristics can be illustrated by the following outline. I will refer to Hemingways other writings and the history of his life for further illustration. I. White elephant characters are lost so...
  • White Elephants As Gifts
    804 words
    A Literary Criticism of "Hills Like White Elephants" I recently read the short story, "Hills Like White Elephants". Initially, I found it confusing and hard to understand. I hope to clarify the story by summarizing it, and explain the symbolism used. The story is set in a bar beside a train station. A couple sits together at a table discussing something that is unknown to the reader. The couple is enjoying a beer while awaiting their train. The young woman seems disconnected as she looks out ove...
  • Hills Look Like White Elephants
    949 words
    Reading: Hills Like White Elephants / Ernest Hemingway 1. What are they talking about (Evidence... ) The man and the girl are talking about getting an abortion. Evidence: the "white elephants" ~ White elephants are sacred in some countries, but usually a white elephant is not considered to be something good... the idea is that it would be really nice to own a white elephant, but once you get one it becomes clear that it has no real value and costs a lot to maintain... also, rulers of India often...
  • Story Hills Like White Elephants
    561 words
    Final Draft Hemingway Essay A good writer's objective is to say as much as possible as briefly as possible. This enables the thinking about the implications of the word's presented. Ernest Hemingway explained this idea in his 'iceberg'; theory of writing fiction in an interview for Paris Review: ' If it is any use to know it, I always try to write on the principle of the iceberg. There are seven-eighths of it under water for every part that shows. ' ; In order to expand on the meaning of his plo...
  • Shooting An Elephant
    506 words
    In George Orwell's essay "Shooting An Elephant", he writes about racial prejudice. Orwell is a British officer in Burma. The author is, "for the Burmese and all against their oppressors, the British" (842). Orwell feels caught in the middle of this cultural struggle. He sympathizes with the oppressed people of India, but is treated poorly, since he is viewed as one of the oppressors. He comes to terms with the role he plays in this vicious cycle of oppression, as an imperial servant, and the inf...
  • Hills Like White Elephants
    1,046 words
    Hills Like White Elephants, written by Ernest Hemingway, is a story that takes place in Spain while a man and woman wait for a train. The story is set up as a dialogue between the two, in which the man is trying to convince the woman to do something she is hesitant in doing. Through out the story, Hemingway uses metaphors to express the characters opinions and feelings. Hills Like White Elephants displays the differences in the way a man and a woman view pregnancy and abortion. The woman looks a...
  • Example Of Survival Of The Fittest
    1,307 words
    Natural selection conceived of as a struggle for life in which only those organisms best adapted to existing conditions are able to survive and reproduce (Dictionary. com). In the classic adventure King Solomon's Mines by H. Rider Haggard, death and survival were one of the most common happenings of the book. The idea of survival of the fittest occurred non-stop throughout the books entirety. While survival of the fittest favors the strong, sometimes the not so noble survived or the weakest surv...
  • Hills Like White Elephants By Ernest Hemingway
    1,093 words
    Analysis Of "Hills Like White Elephants' Essay, Analysis Of "Hills Like White Elephants' "Hills Like White Elephants', by Ernest Hemingway, is a short story published in 1927 that takes place in a train station in Spain with a man and a woman discussing an operation. Most of the story is simply dialogue between the two characters, the American and Jig. This couple is at a critical point in their lives when they must decide whether or not to have an abortion. Certain themes arise from this story ...

11 results found, view free essays on page: