Hills Like White Elephants
“Hills Like White Elephants” is a story that portrayed many symbols.
White Elephants have always been gifts that are unwanted. Hemingway in
this selection uses these white elephants to describe abortion through one
couples eyes. He uses different items and views that happen around this
couple to symbolically describe abortion. People who have white elephant
parties, wrap gifts that they do not want in their house anymore and give
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as an “only thing” and Jig refers to the child as “everything.”
Jig’s “smile” shows that she understands that hills can be like white
elephants and lovers too. Hemingway implied that “nothing,” aborted from
Jig’s world, in this story, is the white elephant. Hemingway portrays that to
Jig the unborn child within her is as the “lovely hills.” These hills are not
wanted around but yet they are precious in Jig’s eyes.