How is love portrayed in this short story? How is it relevant to readers in modern times? 

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In this short story, love is portrayed as a risky endeavor, fraught with difficult decisions. In the story, the tension between the couple is palpable.

There is every indication that the man wants his girlfriend to have an abortion. He tells her that it is an "awfully simple operation" and that he has "known lots of people that have done it." The girl, Jig, is not so sure. She questions whether having an abortion will put their relationship back on track. Her companion, however, is focused on what he sees as a "problem": the baby he does not want to have. He repeats his assertion that the operation is a simple one, consistently...

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