Hidden Meanings about Hills like white elephants

Hidden Meanings about Hills like white elephants

‹¯¨Hidden Meanings Are the stories you’re are reading really about what you think they are? Quite a few stories, long or short that have hidden meanings. For example, most people have heard the story about the frog that would turn into a prince when kissed by a princess. This frog was put under a spell and he would only become human once he received a kiss from a princess. After many years passed, the long awaited princess sat by his side. The princess explained why she was so upset and in response the frog offered to help. He stated that if she were to kiss him he would turn into a prince and they would live happily ever after. She took a chance and after kissing the frog he turned into a very attractive man who captured her heart from the moment he looked intoher eyes. They go off into the woods and they live happily ever after. Is this story about a frog, a woman who needs love or is it about something else? The readers of this story all perceive it to be something different. When a child reads this story it is about a frog and a princess. When an adult reads this story they can apply it to anything that is happening in their life at that time. Such as, wanting to find love, going through a rough time in life or in a relationship. Even the most simplistic stories can have more than one meaning. Another example is the short story by Ernest Hemingway called “Hills Like White Elephants”. People can make many assumptions of what this story is about, however, most of the reviews I have found all state this story is about a woman who has to have an abortion. The story is set in the mid 1930’s and abortion was highly illegal and looked down upon. During the story the readers see many different power struggles between the man and the woman. Throughout the story, however, the view of who is in charge changes in many ways. The reader is also shown how the woman resists the gender role of society in…


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