The Decision That Could Have Been Essay — страница 2

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that the abortion will bring them everything but happiness. Her sarcastic usage hides her feeling so well that it seems as if she doesn’t even try to tell him she doesn’t want to go through with it. At the end, Jig tries one last time to imply to her lover that she disagrees with him by saying, “I feel fine, there’s nothing wrong with me. I feel fine.” Her sarcastic remark is not a strong way of going about trying to convince him that deep inside something is really bothering her. It can sometimes be confusing for she tells him one thing but means the other. His power over her is so great that she feels intimidated to oppose him directly. Instead, she indicates her opposition towards him indirectly through her sarcastic comments. In conclusion, Hemingway’s character

Jig in Hills Like White Elephants was unable to change her life through her decision due to her frail characteristics. Some reasons that lead up to her failure were: the hardships of letting go of the old lifestyle, the power Jig’s lover has over her due to her low self-esteem and submissive being, and the weakness behind hiding true emotions by using sarcastic means. Jig walked back towards the station into the shades of the sterile side of the valley. A dark cloud covered her head and she knew what was going to become of herself after the “simple” operation. In the end, everyone must choose and follow their own paths, whether their decisions were right or wrong, each direction leads to the beginning of a new journey.