Hills Like White Elephants

One of the first, and one of my favourite readings I had for a class this week was Ernest Hemmingway’s “Hills like White Elephants”. Having read the story before, I was excited to get a chance to read it in more detail and to get a chance to analyse it and hear different opinions on it. The short story, first published in 1927, gives us an insight into the life of a couple as they wait for a train. It is obvious from the start that there is a certain amount of tension between the two, and while the writing style is quite direct, the characters try to beat around the bush and not actually talk about what’s bothering them.  When first published, the story was met with great praise from critics and it still is to this day, while there is still much more in depth research to be done to it. Have you read it? Did you like it? Let me know in the comments below and let me know what type of things you’d like to see on this blog from now on.

Until next week,

Orla.

(here’s a drawing I did based of the original cover of the book, but I inverted the colours because I like drawing sunsets)

hills like white elephants

 

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