Hemingway Hills like wite elephants. At the end of the story in our book Frederick Busch's critic essay.
We had to look through it and find what of his statements are opposed to my opinion. Here is what I wrote. Thank you for your help.

Frederic Busch, in his critic essay on Hills Like White Elephants, suggests that this story is about a man requesting his wife to get an abortion. He also states that the man will win. In his analysis we can see that the girl is wooing the man not to force her to do the abortion. Yet, with the vague dialogue Hemingway uses, this story could be interpreted any way. However, in my point of view this story is about the lack of communication and couples relationship.
In Frederick Busch’s critic we can see that the author sates that the Hemingway short story’s theme is about an abortion. In my opinion the theme is not fully about abortion. The central idea of the story is lack of good communication may frustrate important decision-making. The girl looks across at the hills. When she mentions the hills and how they look like white elephants, the American fails to see the beauty in that. “They ‘re lovely hills,” she said. “ They don’t really look like white elephants. I just meant the coloring of their skin through the trees.” “ Should we have another drink?” It's symbolic of how a man doesn’t understand a woman, and he fails to see the value of the child within her womb because a 'white elephant' applied to the baby in the story. It is also known as an unwanted and burdensome gift. He, like a lot of men, doesn't understand pregnancy or abortion and the effects either has on all women. The couple is at a major crossroad in their relationship; do they chose to start a family or do they try to go back to the way things were before by going through with the abortion.
Secondly, Busch’s says that the man might be her husband. In my point of view she is not his wife. Most likely they are lovers who travel around the country. "That's all we do isn't it? Look at things and try new drinks" The fact that they were drinking so much, reflects on the type of relationship that they have - worry free, carefree. When the girl makes this comment, it seems as though she is sick of it. All they do is drink, they have no responsibility, and the man wants to keep it that way. Note also that Hemingway refers to Jig as "The girl" and to the other as "the man" or the American. Perhaps this is to show the age difference between them since he didn't choose the word "woman" to describe Jig.
I completely disagree with the author that American will win. After reading and analyzing this story several times, I've came to the conclusion that, despite the couple's problems and the man's tendency to control the situation, Jig 'wins' in the end and doesn't go through with the abortion. American says "I'd do anything for you". He doesn’t' want to keep the baby but he'll allow her too if that’s what she wants. "The girl smiled brightly at the woman to thank her" "I'd better take the bags over to the other side of the station,”..."She smiled at him". The last few line of Hemingway's story seem to suggest that the American has taken the bags to the fertile side of the station, meaning that Jig is going to experience life.
Hi lanatim,

It helps to know what this essay is for--high school, university or a writing course?

Hemingway Hills like wite(?) elephants. At the end of the story in our book Frederick Busch's critic essay.
We had to look through it and find what of his statements are opposed to my opinion. Here is what I wrote. Thank you for your help.

Frederic Busch, in his critic[al] essay on Hills Like White Elephants, suggests that this story is about a man requesting [that] his wife []get an abortion. He also states that the man will win [win what?]. In his analysis we can see that the girl [you mean "the wife"] is wooing the man [the husband?, but why is she "wooing" him?] not to force her to [have] the abortion. Yet, with the vague dialogue Hemingway uses, this story could be interpreted [in many different ways]. However, in my point of view this story is about the lack of communication and couples relationship.

In Frederick Busch’s critic [doesn't quite make sense] we can see that the author sates that the Hemingway short story’s theme is about an abortion.[Yes, you said that]. In my opinion the theme is not fully about abortion. The central idea of the story is lack of good communication may frustrate important decision-making. The girl looks across at the hills. When she mentions the hills and how they look like white elephants, the American [what American, husband?] fails to see the beauty in that. "They're lovely hills," she said. "They don’t really look like white elephants. I just meant the coloring of their skin through the trees." "Should we have another drink?" It's symbolic of how a man doesn’t understand a woman, and he fails to see the value of the child within her womb because a 'white elephant' applied to the baby in the story. It is also known as an unwanted and burdensome gift. He, like a lot of men, doesn't understand pregnancy or abortion and the effects either has on all women.[does anyone understand the effects on ALL women?] The couple is at a major crossroad in their relationship[:] do they chose to start a family or do they try to go back to the way things were before by going through with the abortion.

Secondly, Busch’s says that the man might be her husband. In my point of view she is not his wife. Most likely they are lovers who travel around the country. "That's all we do isn't it? Look at things and try new drinks" The fact that they were drinking so much, reflects on the type of relationship that they have - worry free, carefree [repetitive, redundant]. When the girl makes this comment, it seems as though she is sick of it. All they do is drink, they have no responsibility, and the man wants to keep it that way. Note also that Hemingway refers to Jig as "The girl" and to the other as "the man" or the American. Perhaps this is to show the age difference between them since he didn't choose the word "woman" to describe Jig.

I completely disagree with the author that American will win. After reading and analyzing this story several times, I've came to the conclusion that, despite the couple's problems and the man's tendency to control the situation, Jig wins in the end and doesn't go through with the abortion. American says "I'd do anything for you". He doesn’t' want to keep the baby but he'll allow her too if that’s what she wants. "The girl smiled brightly at the woman to thank her" "I'd better take the bags over to the other side of the station,"..."She smiled at him". The last few line of Hemingway's story seem to suggest that the American has taken the bags to the fertile side of the station, meaning that Jig is going to experience life.

You seem to have a good grasp of English. You have some minor stuff to clean up. I have indicated some of clean up required, but you also clean more. The very few sentences in the last paragraph, for example, need to be cleaned up.

I got confused with your different characters and who is who. I think you need to clearly differentiate what is the critic's opinion and what your opinion is. To me, everything seems muddled together. I would be inclined to have the critic's opinion in one paragraph, and your's in another. That way, the reader can readily determine who believes what.

Anyway, a bit more work is required.

Just a side note, literary analysis IS NOT my strong point. So you have judge my comments within that context. They might be helpful, and then again, they might not be.

Good luck.

MountainHiker
I read the story a long time ago and I don't remember much of it.

But I'm with you. I didn't get the sense that they were married.

I haven't read much Hemingway, but given the author's own "carefree" lifestyle, I'd say he's most likely portarying a pair of lovers, not a married couple.

Just my 2 cents. Perhaps a lurking Hemingway expert would care to chime in???
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Module 1 – Chapter 1

Arlene T. Harris

PSY 3133 Minority Issues in Psychology

Dr. Elaine Cassel

July 4, 2008

Identify major racial groups and their composition within the Explain the origin of the concept of Hispanic. Explain the differences between African American as a construct and Hispanic as a construct.

According to major racial groups and the composition for the 2000 census, was

for united state population were five major racial groups. White race make up 75.1 percent of the population 211,460,626 and was the highest race. Then black or African American population was second to the white by 12.3 percent of the population of 34,658,190 and it 62.8 less. The other racial group population was American Indian and Alaskan Native, Asian population 2,475,956 and the percent was 0.9 %.The Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander population was 398,835 and the percent was 0.1% of the population out the five to make up the population of 100%.They are two other races that the population is 6,826,288 5.5% and the other race 6,826,228 of population 2.4 % and they constituted the combination of two or more races and chose not to identify with any one race. The 2000 census is separate, ethnic category of Hispanic or Latino origin. The

2,000 census is, for Hispanic/Latino origin, of the total population in 2000, 281,421,908 individuals of a Hispanic or Latino origin.

In the 2000 census, the differences between the Hispanic origin and Black or African American as a construct and Hispanic or Latino as a construct is that they don’t

Choose not to refer to the individual’s of black, white or Native American. The Black or African American does not refer to they racial construct to origin. According to the 2000 census report, race and ethnicity are separate constructs as defined by the federal government.

Start on page 71, consider the last 100 years of racial and ethnic change in the . Discuss 1) the shifts in racial and ethnic change since 1980, 2) the growth rates of whites versus non-whites in recent years, 3) and regional shifts in minority population concentrations.

1)

The last one hundred years of racial and ethnic changes, in the and it

can be broken down. The shifts in racial and ethnic change sense 1980, in the Hispanic population them any of the other race, it was more of the population them any other racial. According to the 2000 census the Hispanic or Latino population was living more in the west then any other part of . The percent during time of 1980, move to and portion of Hispanic percent was 42 percent more.

2)

In the growth of white verses nonwhite in recent year the white race still have a high growth in the white race grew in every decade but during the first half of the century it grew at a faster race than any other race. The white have an 11 more fast percent and the non white have little slower total. The black population has increased more than four times. The Hispanic raced has more than doubled to high immigration and higher fertility levels. The Indian race grew at the slowest pace of all races in the first half of the century, but grew faster in the second half. The white still the must racial in the and the population is still growing.

3)

Regional shift in minority population concentration over the 20th century can be summarized as the United Stated has 5% total in population in the North. The South has the highest population percent and race in the 20th century. The minority population in 1980 to 2000 is high and it composition to the racial and high growth rate. When the 20th

century the only increase was population in the United Stated of minorities within the shift of these populations. The first part of the 20th century, the Untied States was relatively, the first part of the northern. Than ten percent, of a population

of race other than white are the southern states, minority populations were concentrated in distinct areas of the county. The South Eastern states had a high percentage of African American, living within their borders. The 20th century, most states within the had a higher percentage and population living in minorities in the border.

Identify the fastest growing racial or ethnic ground between 2000 and 2050. How might this impact the nature of ethnic relations? Write up four ways in which this will impact race and ethnic relations in the U.S.

The United Stated 2000 and 2050 census had population projection and the fastest growing racial and ethnic group, larger in population, 420 million and the percent 49% in 2050. The nation Hispanic and Asian population have expected to do well in the 2000 and 2050.The non –Hispanic white are slowly grow and over half of the population in United Stated increase in race. The fastest growth in population is projected to occur in individuals of Hispanic origin. The four ways that its impact.

1) The one way it impact is race is the growth and population in the Hispanic is high now and they have high population in the job. They are making impact on population because they work for less. Provide data resources for the comparative analysis of issues racial and ethnic minority populations in the . Hispanic has increase more in population of thing done in .
2) The Hispanic have private sector program also affects the amount of benefits for they population groups, Workplace is strong increase for the man. Hispanic men impact bigger percent and earning .Hispanic women earning lower pay. The ethnic and racial for minorities in the Untied States. The education program for Hispanic includes course impact is low.
3) The racial equality scale will be affected by age, income, education and ethnicity. Ethnic relations will be impacted because there could be discrimination in obtaining an education.
4) The Hispanic race rapidly increasing in size and spending
power. Therefore becoming very important to the United Stated economy.

Some people say that Hispanics will not vote for Sen. Barack Obama for president. Do a Google search and find three articles that deal with the Hispanic vote in the upcoming presidential election. For each article, provide the title, author, date, and hot link. Summarize what each article said, in 150-200 words, about the Hispanic vote.

Article 1) Obama and McCain court Hispanic Vote,

by July 1, 2008

http://www.philly.com/inquirer/world_us/20080630_Obama_and_McCain_court_Hispanic_vote.html

. Barack Obama in head-to-head fight with John McCain for what many election analysts believe will be the key ethnic swing vote in November .John McCain is considered the most liberal Republican on the issue of illegal immigration, which mostly involves people coming from to the south-western states.

Many people believe that McCain may have lost some of the Hispanic vote by disowning the immigration reform bill he co-sponsored last year. Earlier this year McCain, said that he would now vote against, his own bill and instead give priority to building a fence along the Mexican border before dealing with the status of illegal immigrants.

McCain had previously picked up the majority of Hispanic votes in Senate campaigns in the state of but now he is falling behind. On February 5th he picked up only 22 per cent of the Latino vote, while Obama picked up 28 percent of the votes.

Obama will be able to count on the support of Bill Richardson, who is Hispanic and the governor of . Even though Obama won a larger share of the Hispanic vote in only three states – , and , he is not as weak among Hispanics as some people believe. He has spent more on Spanish language ads than any other candidate.

Article #2) In Obama’s Pursuit of Latinos, Race Plays Role, by Adam Nagourney and Jennifer Steinhaur, January 15, 2008, http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/15/us/politics/15hispanic.html?_r=1&sq=In%20Obamalogin&scp=1&adxnn...

Obama is doing better than anyone imagined at this point, but he does have room to grow. O bama’s sizable lead has surprised Democratic strategists after a primary campaign that appeared foreshadow Latinos as a major weakness.

Recent poll have indicated that Obama leads McCain among Hispanics, 47 percent to 22 percent with 26 percent understand. Still, Obama, who us trying to become the first black president, doesn’t have a lock on the Hispanic vote. During the Democratic primary, Hispanic preferred rival Hillary Rodham Clinton to Obama by nearly 2-to-1.The Obama campaign recently hired a press spokesman to work full time on Spanish- language media.

Obama does not speak Spanish, but campaign aides said that the ad showed that he could master pronunciation by rehearsing the script, McCain and Obama have both supported plans that include an eventual path to citizenship for the estimated 12 million immigrants who are illegally in the country.

Article # 3) Obama needs to secure Hispanic vote before general election, by Kevin Sieff, June 7, 2008, http://www.brownsvilleherald.com/news/general_87485___article.html/obama_hispanic.html

Barack Obama and John McCain are both trying to win the votes of the Hispanic race. The Hispanic vote is very crucial in the presidential election because it’s a constantly growing population. The candidates recently spoke separately to a Hispanic group in about the need for comprehensive reform to bring the country’s 12 million illegal immigrants out of the shadows.

Obama seems like a definite change with new ideas; John McCain seems to be old- fashioned as far as a lot of his views go. Because of those old- fashioned views, it might affect the way he view Hispanics.

McCain told elected Hispanic officials that he knew the issues because he came from a border state and that fixing the country’s broken immigration system will be his top priority. Obama accused McCain of walking away from immigration reform.

Both Obama and McCain support a path to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants.

References

Nagourney, A. & Steinhaur, S. (2008, January 15). In Obama’s Pursuit of Latinos, Race

Plays Role. The New York Times Online. Retrieved July1, 2008, from

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/15/us/politics/15hispanic.html?_r=1&sq=In%20Obama's%20Pursuit%20of...

Reinhard, B. (2008, May 09). Democrats tout shift in Hispanic Voting. The

Herald Online. Retrieved July1, 2008, from

http://www.miamiherald.com/news/florida/story/526492.html

Sief, K. (2008, June 07). Obama needs to secure Hispanic vote before general election.

The Herald Online. Retrieved July 1, 2008, from



Census Bureau. (n.d.). Retrieved July 1, 2008 From

http://www.census.gov