The number two is used ten times in the story. What is the significance of this repetition? Does it suggest anything about the characters' lives?

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The story revolves around the conflict between a man and a woman, who are faced with the decision of what to do about a pregnancy.  They view the situation differently, and they communicate differently.  Hemingway is demonstrating the "two" sides to every situation through the two individuals.  He is also demonstrating the difficulties in a...

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