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  • Narrator To Her Initiation Into Adulthood
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    In her story, "Boys and Girls", Alice Munro depicts the hardships and successes of the rite of passage into adulthood through her portrayal of a young narrator and her brother. Through the narrator, the subject of the profound unfairness of sex-role stereotyping, and the effect this has on the rites of passage into adulthood is presented. The protagonist in Munro's story, unidentified by a name, goes through an extreme and radical initiation into adulthood, similar to that of her younger brother...
  • Stories Of The Narrator's Mother
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    A Warrior's Triumph The Woman Warrior by Maxine Hong Kingston presents the story of a girl trapped between the cultures of her surrounding environment and that which her mother and family have forced upon her. Knowing only the Chinese way of life, this girl's mother attempts to familiarize her daughter, whom is also the narrator, with the history of their family. The mother shares this heritage through the use of stories in hopes the narrator will be prepared for her ultimate return to China, wh...
  • Mechanics Of The Cremation Process
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    George Bernard Shaw and His Short Story About the Cremation of The Narrator " sMother In a written exert from a letter about the cremation of his mother, George Bernard Shaw recalls her "passage" with humor and understanding. The dark humor associated with the horrid details of disposing of his mother's physical body are eventually reconciled with an understanding that her spirit lives on. He imagines how she would find humor in the bizarre event of her own cremation. The quality of humor unites...
  • Narrator's Mother
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    Den umulige generation new study from Berlingske Tide nde with 300 Danish managers shows that the new generation has too high expectations and expects to become managing director without even having the experience. 78% of the Danish managers think that the young employees under 30 years are more demanding than others and they do not even want to work overtime. The managing director Erik Sondergaard says that there are no connections between the young employees' effort and the ambition. Sondergaa...
  • Mother's Connection With Her Daughter
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    I Stand Here Ironing "I stand here ironing", a unique phrase uttered by a woman in her conquest of life. It may seem like an unwanted phrase to many, but it has deep meaning behind it. This phrase is almost whispered by the narrator of "I Stand Here Ironing", Tillie Olsen, and also by many other mothers going through an important stage in their lives. The stage in life that the mother in the story is going through is called child development, and within this complicated stage arise many new worl...
  • Narrator
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    The monotony of life has waged war against the narrator in Alice Munro's Miles City, Montana. The author depicts the narrator as a brittle woman in search of a personal identity among a community of conformity. This battle between domestic responsibility and personal satisfaction reeks havoc on the soldier of this mother and wife. Munro is a master of characterization, and through the protagonist she depicts the complexities of human nature. Now, as the family of four travels across the continen...
  • Narrator's First High School Dance
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    Alice Munro's "The Red Dress" is about a young girl's first high school dance. Her home and school environment determined her attitude towards the dance. The narrator in this story is a person who does not know where she belongs and she seems to be blaming her mother for most of her troubles. She wishes to be like Lonnie, her good friend that has no mother. This girl is not sure how things are supposed to be. She just wants to fit in, but she feels she does not know where. The character feels li...
  • Boys And Girls Alice Munro's Short Story
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    Alice Munro's "Boys And Girls' Essay, Research Alice Munro's "Boys And Girls' Alice Munro's "Boys and Girls' Alice Munro's short story, "Boys and Girls,' has a very interesting detail written into it. The narrator's brother is named Laird, which was carefully chosen by the author. Laird is a synonym for lord, which plays a important role in a story where a young girl has society's unwritten rules forced upon her. At the time of the story, society did not consider men and women equal. The name sy...

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