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  • Alice Munro

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    Alice Munro Alice Munro’s fiction receives its strength from her vivid sense of regional focus, the majority of her stories take place in Huron County, Ontario, and through the sense of her narrators she illuminates and gives personal significance to each story. Many of Munro’s themes are centered around adolescent girls dealing with the ideas of loving, growing up, and losing innocence in a small town. Munro steps away from the adolescent girl and in her most recent work focuses on problems

  • Alice Munro

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    Alice Munro was born and raised in Sowesto, a small Canadian town, which directly influenced her success in writing. In small towns such as Sowesto, a woman’s place in society was to stay home and cook, clean, and raise children. If a woman did have a job, it typically was simple such as school teaching, writing for a newspaper, or piano playing. Another challenge facing Munro--and others who wished to pursue writing--was the lack of authenticity of Canadian writing. Wishing to be successful writer

  • Alice Munro Open Secrets The A

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    found in Open Secrets, exemplifies Munro’s characteristic approach to short story writing as it explores central character’s lives that are revealed from a combination of first person narrative and third person narrative. By using both narratives, Munro adds realism, some autobiographical information about her own life in the short stories, as the stories are also based on fiction as can it be found in earlier written short stories. Since many of her stories are based on the region in which she was

  • Red Dress by Alice Munro

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    "Red Dress" by Alice Munro The short story "Red Dress" by Alice Munro is about a young girl's first high school dance. Her home and school environment determined her attitude towards the dance.This girl's home life was bad. She was constantly put down mentally by her mother, even in front of her friend Lonnie, to the point that the narrator envied Lonnie on account that her mother died and she lived alone with her father. "'I doubt if she appreciates it.' She enraged me, talking like this to

  • Alice Munro Themes

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    in many things . Reading for an preference has become more popular in the past century than it has ever been before. (Alice Munro) Through her first marriage and now through her second, she has been writing magnificent short stories and has received many awards for her accomplishments throughout, years from the time she has been writing stories . .(Alice Munro) Alice Munro is an amazing writer and reveals spectacular themes in her short stories "How I Met My Husband," "Floating Bridge," and "Boys&Girls

  • The Found Boat by Alice Munro

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    “The Found Boat” by Alice Munro is a story about five teenagers that learn to explore and have a sense of freedom after finding a boat washed ashore after a flood. The boat becomes a common ground used between the characters to become closer friends and explore things in the world around them. This boat that they find gives these kids a new found form of freedom and they embrace that. When the boat was initially found by the girls the boys didn’t see it at first, after they find it they become

  • Alice Munro – A Master of Canadian Short Story

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    less, no different from the short stories written the world over. Some of the important contemporary short story writers are -Margaret Atwood, Margaret Lawrence, Ken Mitchell, Alice Munro etc. So the range and variety in Canadian short story is also limitless. Alice Munro - Life and Works: Canadian writer Alice Munro, who won the Nobel Prize for Literature on Thursday (10-10-2013), is an admitted short story addict who has garnered international praise for her tales of struggles, loves and tragedies

  • Gender Role Reevaluation in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro

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    Although Alice Munro may not have been burning her bra on the courthouse steps, threads of a feminist influence can be found in "Boys and Girls." Munro's main character, a girl probably modeled after Munro's own childhood experiences on an Ontario farm, faces her awakening body and the challenge of developing her social identity in a man's world. "The girl," an unnamed character, acts as a universal symbol for the initiation of a girl into womanhood. Through first-person narrative, Munro shoes the

  • The Struggle for Self-Definition in Boys and Girls by Alice Munro

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    of our "self" is defined in a moment of truth or a moment of heightened self-awareness that is the culmination of a group of events or the result of a life crisis or struggle.  In literature we refer to this birth of "self" as an epiphany.  Alice Munro writes in "Boys and Girls" about her own battle to define herself.  She is torn between the "inside" world of her mother and the "outside" world of her father.  In the beginning her father's world prevails, but by the finale, her mother's world invades

  • The Differences Of Alice Munro And Carol Geddes

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    Although both writers, Alice Munro and Carol Geddes bear some differences during their childhood like: location, society and generation. They shared some values and culture. Mostly important, they shared similar struggles they faced early in life. Both writers bear some differences during their childhood. Alice Munro, grew up in a farm in Ontario, and Carol Geddes grew up in a small village in Yukon. Growing up in a farm, Alice Munro was exposed to a different life style that most children living