How I Met My Husband By Alice Munro Essay

1266 Words Apr 30th, 2016 6 Pages
Alice Munro wrote the short story “How I Met My Husband” with an underlying message geared towards women who long to be noticed by a man. This story focuses on a young girl named Edie, who has her first job away from home, working for the Peebles family. One afternoon Edie meets Chris Watters, a piolet who travels from town to town giving rides for a fee. Soon enough Edie falls in love with him, but learns he is engaged with another woman, Alice. One day Mrs. Peebles, her children, and Alice all went on a picnic, leaving Edie at home. Edie makes her way to Chris’s campsite only to find out he was leaving town, but he promises he would write her. Edie waits everyday at the mailbox for her letter, but soon realizes it will never come. However, the mailman believes Edie has waited around everyday for him, and they get married. In “How I Met My Husband” Munro argues that women’s lives are worth more than waiting for someone that will never come. This story represents many young women’s lives who are delusional and mistreated in their relationships. In “How I Met My Husband” Munro argues that women’s lives are worth more than waiting for someone that will never come. Munro’s writing makes it easy for any female to relate to Edie’s experience. Edie, being young and naïve, does not know how to react when an older man, Chris, calls her beautiful. She states “I wasn’t even old enough to realize how out of the common it is, for a man to say something like that to a woman, or…

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