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White Hills Essay

711 words - 3 pages

(Eveline and Hills like White Elephants)

The two male-female relationship in Eveline and Hills like White Elephants are the same in a lot of ways but different in one. Both have a male figure who want to control their lives and minds. The two main female characters have huge choices to make that will affect the male characters in some way or another. Each women had dreams for their future that was really for the good of themselves. Finally the one difference that separated the women in their relationship with the male-female relationship was, one made a choice to live for herself and the other made a choice to live for the male figure.

In the the story “Eveline” the woman-male relationship was between her and her father. Eveline was a young woman who grow-up around family and came from a decent home. She like her childhood but as adult Eveline began to bump heads with her father. The issues would be ...view middle of the document...

While in the other story “The American” wanted Jig to have and abortion and was a big manipulator and was not shy in being one.

The two women while dealing with their male figures both had dreams they wanted to follow and a plan to do so. Eveline wanted to see the world and make a life of her own beyond the town she grow-up in. While Jig wanted to keep the baby and loved the idea of becoming a Mother. Both had different dreams but also had males who didn’t want those dreams to come true. The father in “Eveline” never told her not to leave but the promise Eveline made to her mother who had passed away to keep the family together hinder her choice to leave her father. While on the other hand “The American” wanted Jig to have this operation to abort their baby. While both women have two different dreams they also had the dilemma in which to follow their dream or give into their male counterpart.
Jig and Eveline were very similar in the way they had and not so good relationship with their males. They also had dreams which they wanted to follow. But the difference between the two woman besides their plans and dreams, were one choose to do what she wanted while the other didn’t. Eveline really wanted to leave her hometown and explore the world but in the end the promise she made to her mother and the idea of her father being alone stopped her plans for a better life. This is not the case with Jig, throughout her back-and-forth with “The American” she seemed to gain courage and the will to live her live without the American. Plus on Jig’s side it was a little revenge on her end, because if she did keep the baby it would mean the American had to provide for her and the baby. This were the similarity of the women ends with the final choice each one made about their future toward the end of their story.

Jig and Eveline both had a male-female relationship that was awful. Both had dreams of a better life, also both had battles with their male counterpart for their rite to live their life. In the end the major difference is that Jig had the heart to life her for what she wanted, while Eveline didn’t and caved in to her males wishes in a way.

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