What was the man's motive in "Hills Like White Elephants"?

Throughout the short story "Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway, the man's motivation is to persuade the woman to go through with the abortion they are planning once they get to Madrid.

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The short story "Hills Like White Elephants" by Ernest Hemingway is classically understated. Most of it seems to be a quiet discussion between a man and a woman waiting at a station in the Ebro Valley for a train going to Madrid. They order drinks and they converse, but there are extremely strong emotions simmering beneath the surface.

The reason that they are going to Madrid is never specifically stated, but it is soon clear that the woman is pregnant, and they are going to the big city so that she can get an abortion. The man keeps insisting...

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