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    language, and be able to travel the world. It is inferred that the American gentleman is somewhat educated, older and able to speak Spanish. He seems overconfident, domineering and seems to control the actions of the young lady. He believes he knows what is best for his lover. As expected in the 1920’s, it was believed that women should listen to the direction of men . . . “do as I say because I am the man.” Initially, the young lady in the story was simply referred to as “the girl.” She does not speak Spanish, just English, which implies she had little education and was less worldly as the gentleman. It was not until “the girl” stood her ground that she was then called “Jig.” I believe this transition and/or change of name to “Jig” is a metaphor to the gentleman that “the jig is up.” What was “the jig that was up” you may ask? In essence, I believe she grew a pair and let the gentleman know she had a right to make decisions concerning her body. As the story progresses, she is becoming more self-aware of what she may be up against and/or battling. As the story unfolds, it becomes very apparent that these two people are very different when it comes to their aspirations and what they want out of life. She seem interested in everything around her, like being nice to people and looking at her surroundings. He is more self-involved, less caring and doesn’t pay attention to what is around him. You can see the power shift early on in the story, when she starts a…

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    “Get the net get the net” I yelled to my dad. When I was eight years old I went on a fishing trip to Canada with my dad, grandpa, Kevin, Buck, and his son. The ride was terrible, but when we got there it was worth it. On the way there we decided to make bets. There was the biggest fish and most unique catch and the winner got ten dollars. The cabins were green and yellow and it felt like home, but we had to lock are trash cans because there are a lot of bears at the campsite so we had to lock…

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    Who Is Jig A Code Hero

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    Jig is a code hero, and she shows no emotions because they cannot, she has to be strong and brave. In November 1954, Hemingway became the sixth American to win the Nobel Prize for Literature. His last years were very troubled he was physically and mentally ill. He committed suicide on July 2 1961. The Old Man and the Sea was Hemingway's last novel published during his lifetime. In “Hills Like White Elephants”, Jig is not going to have an abortion because she lives by the code hero to not show…

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    Matthew Crawford delivers a true gift with his writing of The Jig, the Nudge, and Local Ecology in the rarity that his messages are actually applicable to what one might call “the real world” or life outside of academia. All messages aside, this piece is meticulously crafted to get through to his audience, no matter who that may be. Crawford reminds us that the classical appeals and subtle style changes in writing can still make a much larger impact than elegant word choice and gets straight…

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    Although the information on Jig in Ernest Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants”(Mays 590-94) is limited, it is inevitable that she is crucial to the story. Encompassing the main idea of the story, the minimal knowledge of the character accents the rather bigger picture of absentee dialogue and stripped details leaving readers questioning the motives of Hemingway and the overall point to the story. Looking deeper into the story though, it becomes much more than just a conversation between two…

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    characters and what their conversation is about. Even without a lot of explanation there is a lot of hints, that help with interpreting what the story is about and who the characters are. The way that Jig and the American interact to each other as if they are a couple as they talk around about Jig having an operation to either abort a child . Many articles have said that Jig and the American are a couple. From reading the story it is very easy to see why they are seen as a couple. The way that…

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    White Elephant” , two characters also known as The American and The girl (Jig) argue with each other in order to effectively reach a compromise on whether Jig should participate in a life altering operation. The American’s attempt to convince The Girl (Jig) to have an abortion is what eventually leads to their failed relationship. Jig and the American have a series of conversations that reveals the dysfunction, awful communication and manipulation in their relationship; the more these character…

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    their surroundings. Another reader could depict the short story as Jig going to Madrid for a chemotherapy “operation.” However, the true underlying plot of “Hills Like White Elephants,” is Jig and the American man having a conflicting conversation about whether or not Jig should have an abortion. To portray the obscure plot of “Hills Like White Elephants,” Hemingway uses the literary element of symbolism by parallelling the symbolic meanings of the setting with the couple’s conflict.…

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    “Hills Like White Elephants” has two main characters. There is an American man who is trying to convince his girlfriend to have an operation, an abortion. The American calls the girl Jig, Jig knows that no matter what she decides about the baby, this is the end of her relationship with the American man. Although she knows that her relationship with the American will not continue regardless of the decision she makes about the baby, Jig retreats from the conversation to engage with her own…

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    girl, Jig. Hemingway described this story like an iceberg, where we can see only some parts of the iceberg which is on the water, but we can’t see the parts of the iceberg which is underwater. This story is mostly composed of dialogue with a few pieces of descriptive detail. The American man and Jig are at a small station-bar. They are waiting for the train which will go to Madrid. The story of their conversation is told during the forty minutes of waiting for the train. They both talk about…

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