Character Descriptions

Hills Of White Elephants character Presentation

The American

He speaks English and Spanish. He forces Jig into an abortion. For example knows women who have had abortions, and implies that things turned out well for them.
The American often tells Jig that he loves her, and the man seems to feel that there are only two options available to them, marriage or abortion.


Jig Speaks English. She is the female protagonist. She is pregnant and she does not know what to do with the pregnancy. She does not want an abortion

The Bartender

The woman serving drinks to the American man and the Jig. She speaks only Spanish.