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Hills Like White Elephants

Hills Like White Elephants


by Ernest Hemingway

The American Man Timeline and Summary

  • The American enters the bar with Jig and they have drinks.
  • After some conversation that veers on fighting, he begins trying to convince Jig to have an abortion.
  • He continues to pressure her after she’s made it clear she doesn’t want one, and even after she makes it plain that she can’t talk to him about it any more.
  • When he hears that the train is near, he moves their bags to where it will arrive, and has another drink in the bar before going back to Jig.
  • When she smiles at him, he asks her if she’s feeling better now.