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  • Personal Narrative: A Fishing Trip To My Dad

    “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 them for our safety. I couldn’t wait to go fishing. We first had to unpack then put my grandpa’s boat in the water and dock it then set the poles up. We used a jig with a leech and let it sink to the bottom the real it up. I used my gold jig and my red…

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  • Across A Hundred Mountains Analysis

    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…

    Words: 1235 - Pages: 5
  • The Jig, The Nudge, And Local Ecology Analysis

    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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  • Jig And The American In 'Hills Like White Elephants'

    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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  • Hills Like White Elephant Jig Character Analysis

    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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  • Hills Like White Elephants Symbolism

    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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  • Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants

    iceberg; 1/8 of the iceberg is visible, but under the surface, the true size is revealed. Ernest Hemingway used this technique in his short story “Hills like White Elephants.” The story is about two people, a man and a woman, sitting at the train station having beers and talking. At first it is just small talk, but then the man brings up the fact that the woman, Jig, should have the operation. Throughout the conversation, Jig asks if they will be happy afterwards and go back to how they were…

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  • Jig's Abortion In Hills Like White Elephants, By Ernest Hemingway

    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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  • Ernest Hemingway Hills Like White Elephants Analysis

    girlfriend Jig are on vacation. They sit waiting at a train station in Spain next to the Ebro valley. The couple drink together and talk about the hills which “look like white elephants” (Hemingway). As the conversation goes on the American man brings up an operation which Jig was to undergo. The couple then argues whether or not Jig should get the operation. This story is mostly dialogue and told from a dramatic point of view which leaves it up to the reader to interpret the characters emotions…

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  • Themes And Symbolism In Ernest Hemingway's Hills Like White Elephants

    symbolism, and themes associated in this short story. “Hills Like White Elephants” includes literary elements important to the story and symbols, as well as a major theme, feminism. A man and a woman, mentioned as Jig later in the story (Hemingway 100), are seated outside of a building waiting on the train to come in a Spanish town (Hemingway 99). The setting plays a crucial role in the story. The two are having a serious conversation, but are in a neutral, every-day setting. Jig and her…

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