What would the couple in “Hills Like White Elephants” do after getting on the train?  Answer question. 

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In Hemingway's short story "Hills Like White Elephants," much of the meaning comes from what is not said. After their conversation at a table outside the train station, the man and the woman are markedly changed emotionally, and their relationship will never be as it has been before they arrived. When they take their places on the train, they probably will speak little and will be lost in their own thoughts as they look out the train's windows, without really seeing anything.

As a result of the dialogue that the couple has had at the station, a certain warmth has been lost. Jig realizes the selfishness of her lover, as his desire to have all her attention and love and retain their more carefree lifestyle drives his request for her to have an abortion. That he cares nothing for this unborn child who is a part of him is disturbing. This realization is why Jig responds to the man's statement, "We can have the whole world . . . [and] go everywhere," by declaring, "No, we can't. It...

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