Hills Like White Elephants by Ernest Hemingway

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What is the significance that it is the woman who identitifes that the hills look like white elephants?

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This is subject to your own interpretation. I’ll offer a couple ideas. This is a selfish, shallow man trying to convince the girl to have an abortion; which we understand without either of them ever mentioning the word ‘abortion.’ So, considering the title, as it is spoken of in the story, try to see how it is saying something else – just as the dialogue gives us knowledge indirectly.

The man is not selfish because he wants her to have...

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