Comparing “Hills Like White Elephants” and “The Horse Dealer’s Daughter”


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Comparing "Hills Like White Elephants" and "The Horse Dealer's Daughter"
Using ideas found in Ernest Hemingway’s "Hills Like White Elephants" and D.H. Lawrence’s "The Horse Dealer's Daughter", this essay will compare and contrast the protagonists’ isolation from the world and the people around them. In both of these short stories there are female protagonists who cannot follow their own paths and create their own identity which is distinct from the identities of the men around them. In both cases, in addition, the women in the stories have to make challenging decisions which require them to face their fate, although they do so in very different ways. The thesis of this essay is that both Hemingway’s and Lawrence’s stories tell the tale of...
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.....ciety had a debilitating effect on their social and personal development. Mabel and Jig both felt that they had no other choice but to follow the lead of the man with whom they were attached, and let these men decide their fate. They did so because taking a different path could have meant that they would face an even worse situation: in Mabel’s case, near slavery, and in Jig’s case, financial destitution. Hemingway and Lawrence were therefore able to bring to light some of the personal challenges faced by women due to their inequity in society.
Works Cited
Hemingway, E. "Hills Like White Elephants." In Men Without Women.
New York: Scribner, 1927.
Lawrence, D. H. "The Horse Dealer's Daughter." In England, My
England. New York: Seltzer, 1922.