The dialogue further unveils the differences between the values of the young woman, Jig, and the man.
Usually, critics have three endings for "Hills Like White Elephants", in the first the girl will have a reluctant abortion and stay with the man. The second possible conclusion is that the girl will not have the abortion and the man will leave her.
Hashmi says the third ending is the girl will have the abortion and the man will leave her. However, Hashmi proposes a fourth ending. He proposes that Jig will have the abortion but the man will leave her.
Hashmi shows that the man has no use for Jig. He has just been using her as a companion to travel around Europe, have sex and drink with.
Thus the man has no actual need for Jig as a part of his American lifestyle. Once Jig becomes pregnant she is a major problem because now the man has an obligation to her. Jig has dreams for the future. She will marry the man and they will have a home and a family together.
That is why the hills look lovely to her.
However, the man does not want a home and a family. Immediately, after the white elephant conversation, Jig asks "then what will we do afterwards?
Just like we were before". Hemingway Clearly, things are never going to be fine between Jig and the man again.
This abortion will have altered their relationship. Jig will not be able to have her dream of a family and a life with the man. The man comes to see the pregnant Jig as "a different person and recognizes it will not be possible for her to play the previous part of carefree, pleasure-giving partner".
Hashmi presents a fourth ending from the traditional three endings in his essay "Hills Like White Elephants": The Jilting of Jig. He states that Jig will have an abortion and the man will leave her.
Hashmi shows many examples of why the man will leave Jig. Works Cited Hemingway, Ernest. The author would like to thank you for your continued support. Your review has been posted.However, Hills Like White Elephants makes me think about gender role, unplanned pregnancy, responsibility, and abortion.
The story also made me wonder about what Hemingway wanted the reader to gain after reading the story. "Hills Like White Elephants" is a short story by Ernest Hemingway that was first published in There is/was a problem with your internet connection.
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