The Style and the Theme of Loss in Hemingway’ s Hills Like White Elephants

Yanlin SHI


Hemingway’ s Short Story Hills Like White Elephants presents a simple story between an American man and a young woman. Under the simple plot lies strong conflict between protagonists. Through probing into its language techniques, repetition, documentary style, and girl’s loss of unborn child, her love, and her future, this paper aims to give an in-depth analysis of its style and theme of loss.

Key words: Repetition; Documentary style; Loss


Repetition; Documentary style; Loss



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