The man keeps telling her that it is a simple operation and that “I'll go with you and I'll stay with you all the time.
They just let the air in and then it's all perfectly natural.” (Hemingway).
It has many things hidden inside the plot, which the potential reader has to guess and find its meaning reading between the lines.
(Renkiel) In the story Hills Like White Elephants, Hemingway uses symbolism to not only help tell the story, but to create the tense mood and tone of the story.
They both know that this is the end of the relationship despite the promises made by the American man.
Jig, the woman, and the American are drinking beer and trying new drinks while they wait for their train.
The ground has produced no vegetation just like the body of Jig.
Once a woman has given birth, she has a baby to take away the empty feeling of her womb, but Jig will have nothing but the empty womb if she listens to the man.
Jig needs another female in her life to identify and help her with her situation.
It is easy for a man to think that he understands what it is like to carry a child.