Literary Modernism is often associated with a highly symbolic portrayal of human experience, including people’s thoughts and emotions, through the use of concrete, visual images. Analyze the symbolism contained in Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” in order to uncover the story’s possible thematic meaning(s). For instance, consider carefully images such as the setting between two rail lines; the dry, barren hills; the green fields of grain and trees; the suggestion of “white elephants” (something both precious and useless in some Eastern cultures); the images of alcohol, etc.

How do these visual symbols and images help a reader understand the man, the woman, and the nature of their conflict? Write a response to the question in a 500-750-word essay.

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Literary Modernism is often associated with a highly symbolic portrayal of human experience, including people’s thoughts and emotions, through the use of concrete, visual images. Analyze the symbolism contained in Hemingway’s “Hills Like White Elephants” in order to uncover the story’s possible thematic meaning(s). For instance, consider carefully images such as the setting between two rail lines; the dry, barren hills; the green fields of grain and trees; the suggestion of “white elephants” (something both precious and useless in some Eastern cultures); the images of alcohol, etc.

How do these visual symbols and images help a reader understand the man, the woman, and the nature of their conflict? Write a response to the question in a 500-750-word essay.

Prepare this assignment according to the MLA guidelines found in the MLA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

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40.0 % Analyze the symbolism contained in Hemingway’s ‘Hills Like White Elephants’ in order to uncover the story’s possible thematic meaning(s).

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30.0 % How do these visual symbols and images help a reader understand the man, the woman, and the nature of their conflict?

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