Listening between the Lines: "Hills Like White Elephants" and "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place"
Lesson plan for helping students to unpack multiple meanings in Hemingway’s elliptical style through performance (i.e. reading the stories out loud in class), enabling students to hear the conversation in real time and identify who is speaking which lines. Kale’s inclusive pedagogy encourages students of varying proficiencies sitting in the same classroom to read the details of each story closely, interpreting the author’s submerged iceberg while still preserving the ambiguities of his nuanced language. Includes a summary of the scholarly debate over the 1965 emendation of the waiters’ dialogue.