Ernest Hemingway’s short story, “Hills Like White Elephants,” describes the two narrators, the American and the girl, Jig, are struggling with their relationships about an operation which is referring to the abortion. Hemingway uses many symbols that are important in the development of the story. The story opens up with the conversations between the girl and the American at a train station. The girl refers the hills to the white elephant, which is one of the symbols in the story. The white elephants represents the baby that the girl have, and it leads to the topic of abortion. It is obviously that both of them are trying to avoid the topic of abortion at the beginning of the story. As the story going on, the American guy doesn't want the baby. He wants the girl to do the operation. He is trying to convince the girl and say that “it’s just to let the air in”, however, it is not that simple. The girl is indecisive about the abortion. She is confused and unclear about their future and their relationship. It likes the railroad trucks, which is another symbol used in the story. The railroad trucks run side by side but they never meet. They are going to the two different directions, which imply the relationship of the girl and the American. They can not going back anymore, but going on different ways and future. The girl might wanted to keep the baby. As the conversation going on, the girl become clear and decisive. In the story, the girl knows that drinking beer is harmful to the baby, but she continues drinking the beers throughout the story. Even she did not “speak out”, she has decided to abort the baby. At the end of the story, the girl drinks at the table, but the American drinks at the bar. It imply the end of the relationship.