Ernest Hemingway’s short story “Hills Like White Elephants” is a story about a conversation between two people.
Before you begin reading and analyzing this story, I would make one request of you: do not look for any information online. No Wikipedia, no SparkNotes, no Cliff Notes. I know that sometimes it can be easier or more helpful to do a bit of research to help you discern more from the literature, but this is a piece that I really, really want to know your individual thoughts on.
With that in mind, please just read the story and let me know what you think. As you’re reading, consider the following:
- What is the relationship between these two characters?
- What the actual heck are they even talking about?
- What does this conversation actually accomplish, if anything?
Must be 300 words for this assignment.