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What would be a good thesis statement for a critical essay on "Hills Like Like White Elephants" discussing symbolism?
Want to analyze the use of symbolism in Hemingway's short story, "Hills Like White Elephants" and I am having trouble coming up with a thesis statement
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How about this: "Hemingway's classic story "The Hills Like White Elephants" appears to be simply a realistic description, but is in fact highly symbolic"? That would allow you to make any argument you wanted about the nature of the symbolism.
If you wanted a more specific argument, how about this: "Symbols found in both dialogue and description in Hemingway's "The Hills Like White Elephants" convey the deepest meaning of the story"? That allows you to be highly specific.
Posted by gbeatty on September 25, 2008 at 3:48 AM (Answer #2)
Other options might be to focus on the symbols that represent the characters and their feelings/emotions/behaviors. This type of thesis is focused on the characters rather than meaning of the story.
Posted by kwoo1213 on September 25, 2008 at 6:36 AM (Answer #3)
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