Literary Conflict in "Hills Like White Elephants"

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Storyboarding is an excellent way to focus on types of literary conflicts.

Having students create storyboards that show the cause and effect of different types of conflicts strengthens analytical thinking about literary concepts. Have your students choose an example of each literary conflict and depict them using the storyboard creator. In the storyboard, an example of each conflict should be visually represented, along with an explanation of the scene, and how it fits the particular category of conflict.


Examples of Literary Conflict in “Hills Like White Elephants”

MAN vs. SELF

Jig seems unsure of what she should do. She knows that no matter what choice she makes, her relationship with the American man can never go back to the way it was. She also seems to have to talk herself into accepting that she will do the procedure, rather than making the choice willingly.


MAN vs. MAN

Jig and the American man are at odds with one another. He wants her to have the operation, but she is not as willing to do so. He wants them to be together and travel as they have been doing, but she knows that it is much more complicated than that no matter what decision she makes. Ultimately, she just wants him to stop talking, and he walks away, hoping to clear some of the tension between them.


MAN vs. SOCIETY

What the American man and Jig are discussing doing is at odds with society, especially in the 1920s, where abortion was illegal in many countries and in the United States. While they know others who have gone through with it and seem to be happy with their decision, it is still a risk, and it is still a major decision that is frowned upon by many.



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Create a storyboard that shows at least three forms of literary conflict in “Hills Like White Elephants”.


  1. Identify conflicts in “Hills Like White Elephants”.
  2. Categorize each conflict as Character vs. Character, Character vs. Self, Character vs. Society, Character vs. Nature, or Character vs. Technology.
  3. Illustrate conflicts in the cells, using characters from the story.
  4. Write a short description of the conflict below the cell.
  5. Save and submit the assignment.

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