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Literary Reseach – Hills Like White Elephants
The Literary Work
“Hills Like White Elephants” was written in 1927 by one of America’s most famous writers, Ernest Hemingway. It was published in a larger work called “Men Without Women.”
Synopsis. The story focuses on a conversation between an American man and a girl at a Spanish train station while waiting for a train to Madrid. The girl compares the nearby hills to white elephants
. The pair obliquely discuss an “operation” that the man wants the woman to have, which is implied to be an abortion.
You will write a research paper that includes quoted material from four (4) research sources. ONLY database material may be used. Please use Bloom’s Literary database. Any research obtained from online sources will not count towards this required element. Your paper can deal with any topic related to the story that you wish. Some suggestions include:
· the characters
· their methods of conversing
· their problem and how it influences
their view of things around them
· symbolic objects
· Realism in the story
· communication between the sexes
Once you’ve decided on a topic, you should then REREAD the story and annotate it. Highlight those areas that you want to use as evidence to support your
thesis. Remember that you must also quote from the story itself, as well as from the other four research sources.
· MLA Heading
· 5 – Page minimum
· At least (8) quotes to support your essay’s claims. These must be drawn from ALL of the research articles that you choose.
· At least (4) quotes to support your claims from the text, “Hills Like White Elephants”.
· Works Cited Page (Note that any article in Bloom’s Literary database includes the works cited information at the bottom of the article.) “Hills Like White Elephants” will be cited as follows:
Hemmingway, Ernest. “Hills Like White Elephants.” Ernest Hemingway – Hills Like White Elephants, liternet.bg/publish24/e_hemingway/hills.htm