The problem in "Hills Like White Elephants” is pregnancy.
Not pregnancy as it is, but the attitude to it. The American wife wants to have
a baby. It’s natural for her, because of her genetic system. But George doesn’t
share her opinion. For him pregnancy and their future child mean that for him
there’s no his future.
The American husband is a real egoist. For him
this girl, his wife, is a great responsibility. But the child will make their
family completed, and it means greater responsibility. George is afraid of it. He
is not ready for such a role. The role of breadwinner, the role of father, the
role of real husband.
It seems that now everything is a kind of a game
for him. Yes, they are married, but nor George neither his wife don’t feel real
seriousness of these relationships. The American husband is a weak person. He
doesn’t want to ruin his future, that’s why he makes his wife to ruin hers. For
the lady this ruin is abortion. The problem is that she loves George and can do
for him whatever he asks her.
I hope their choice is right, but time will
Every day people make right or wrong decisions that
affect their future life. And the short story "Hills like white elephants” is
about it. In this story we can see a man and a woman who are waiting for an
express train, sitting in the bar and carrying on. This story presents us a
couple in a period of crises. Through their conversation it becomes clear that
the man tries to convince the girl that she should have an abortion. The woman must
choose between the old and new life. But it isn't easy to make a right decision
because we can't say that the new life will be happy. When her dream of a baby
would dies the world would becomes gray. And I think it is absolutely true. Every
family should have children, they should have continuation of their life. And
in this situation the woman becomes a killer of her future.