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Hills Like White Elephants

             " It's really a simple operation, Jig" the man said. " It's not really an operation at all." " I"ll go with you and I"ll stay with you all the time. They just let the air in and then its all perfectly natural (Hem 648)." Is how Jig's lover explains an abortion in "Hills Like White Elephants" written by Ernest Hemingway. I believe that Jig is looking forward to having a family of her own. However, her hopes, dreams, and plans are completely smashed by her estranged lover. Her lover uses many different styles to try and pursued Jig to have an abortion. I will show you why I believe that Jig wishes to have a baby, why her lover does not want the baby, and what ways he uses to try and convince Jig to have the abortion. Jig does not want to have this "Simple operation done". .
             "Everything tastes of licorice. Especially all the things you've waited so long for, like absinthe. I believe that licorice stands for all of the things in life that are good. The things that a person has waited to have happen to them for a very long time. Jig, like many other young adults, view drinking legally, absinthe, which is an alcoholic beverage, as a good thing in life that one has waited so long for. Along the same line, I believe that Jig is looking forward to having a child. She has finally reached the age at which she believes, and society believes is the appropriate time to have a child, and she has become pregnant. However, her lover is making her miserable because he absolutely does not want to have a baby.
             Her lover does not want to have this baby for many different reasons. The first of which I believe to be that he is afraid of what kind of father he might be. I believe that he possibly could have not had a father, and if he did he was not a very good father. Because of this he has had no training on becoming a good father. He fears the unknown. "I love it now but I just can't think about it.

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