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    The essay “What is Real,” Alice Munro discusses a question that she hears frequently from people in her hometown who believe that they seem real elements of the world that they recognize in her fictional stories, and are bothered by how those real elements seem bastardized or perverted by her seemingly intentional misrepresentation of them. She hopes that in answering this question, she might be able to help people understand what fiction is, how it works, and where it comes from. Firstly, Munro points out that the soul of a story is a kind of “indescribable feeling”, which is like a metaphorical house she wants to build, she says that house could connect different enclosed spaces in order she could settle anywhere on it. It is like an essay…

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    An individual’s perspective on the world is influenced by other people because everyone sees the world in a different way which to them is considered the right way and so they want other people to see it in the same way. The short story Red Dress – 1946 by Alice Munro is a story that focuses on a teenage girl and her problems about prom, her mother and being popular. In the beginning of the story the readers can tell straight away that the protagonist’s goal is to be popular and fit in with her…

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    The Life of a Woman in “Meneseteung” Alice Munro is one of the best short story writers to ever live. She is notably talented with her sharp precision and extreme detailing in her writings. She can”achieve an astonishing condensation of meaning within the restricted framework of the short-story form” (Moss and Sugars 334). Munro mainly focuses on resembling ordinary people in the utmost unordinary settings and in descriptive detail, enabling them to reveal their psychological innards and what…

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    Being fixated entirely on self interest can easily cloud an individual's ability to empathize. The opposite is also true in that constantly empathizing can allow an individual to neglect themselves and prevent them from bettering themselves. Both of these extremes have the potential to result in prejudicial behaviors. Nonetheless, when self interest and empathy are expressed with the appropriate level of restraint, the result has the capacity to be harmonious and the ability to maximize…

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    The short stories “Araby” by James Joyce and “How I Met My Husband” by Alice Munro have strikingly different tones established by the two authors. The stories both consist of a narrator with a love interest, however the authors’ use of diction, imagery, and setting create a difference in tone of the two stories. In “Araby,” Joyce begins the story in a setting with a very dark, gloomy tone. Joyce accomplishes this by mentioning how the priest, the former tenant of the house, had died in the…

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    Alice Munro's Cinderella

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    The Theme of Luck in Alice Munro’s Hateship, Friendship, Loveship, Courtship, Marriage Cinderella is a fairy tale that has been around for a long time. Having made it through generations with Disney’s help, it became a prominent figure in literature, inspiring authors to follow in the story’s footsteps. Alice Munro’s Hateship, Friendship, Loveship, Courtship, Marriage is one of those stories. Correspondingly, the motifs found in Cinderella are also easily found in Alice Munro’s short story.…

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    The short story written by Alice Munro, "How I Met My Husband", takes place in Canada in the 1950s. Edie, who is the main character of the story, is a live in housekeeper for the Peebles. Mr. and Mrs. Peebles purchased a rather large home right outside the city limits across from the old fair grounds. While Edie was brought up to lead a simple lifestyle one could say she has come jealousy directed towards Mrs. Peebles by the way she judgmentally talks about the finer things within the…

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    mental illness has on entire family. In another short story “The Bear Came Over The Mountain” Alice Munro leads the reader through a similar story showing the pains that Alzheimer’s disease has not only on the patient, but her husband as well. “Silver Water” and “The Bear Came Over The Mountain” share similar plots, both showing that when one family member becomes ill everyone is affected by it. The stories also share similar points of view, theme, and style, but the reader will find that there…

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    Feminist Perspective and Subtle Critiques in Alice Munro’s “The Bear Came Over the Mountain” and “Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage.” Alice Munro’s stories “The Bear Came Over the Mountain” and “Hateship, Friendship, Courtship, Loveship, Marriage” both subtly expose her feminist perspective and critique societal norms of relationships between men and women. Both stories have been turned into films that remain true to Munro’s views concerning relationships and love, as well as…

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    Alice Munro Gender

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    Hello classmates, Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls", has a theme about gender roles through life on a farm and the meaning is found throughout the different functions of the farm. Feminism is the underling theme that constantly asks why does the role of the girl have to change. At the start the author's narration seems to be simply about pelts on a farm. The narrator which is the nameless girl, is the character that I was drawn to. All the other characters were secondary to me and were not as…

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