Short Stories by Alice Munro Essay by The Research Group

Short Stories by Alice Munro
This paper analyzes "Short Stories" by Alice Munro and discusses how the author portrays parenting in some of the stories.
# 73766 | 675 words | 1 source | MLA | 2004 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2004 in Literature (General)

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The paper discusses how in stories such as "Ounce of Cure," "Wild Swans," "Prue" and "Miles City, Montana" as well as in longer works such as "Lives of Girls and Women," Alice Munro presents a picture of parenting. The paper explains the author's suggestion that while the adults in a family believe that they are setting the course for their children and molding the lives of the next generation, those children are at the same time fundamentally affecting the parents as well, writing the stories of their parents' lives.

From the Paper:

"For Alice Munro, one of the central questions that she feels compelled to address as a writer is the ways in which children and parents come to define each other."

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