The narrator is dynamic; she changed dramatically from the beginning to the end. It becomes clear that the narrator realizes that the poor relationship, she was involved in is all a mistake. Alice Munro: Paradox and Parallel. I found it interesting that author Alice Munro made the narrator an adult looking back on how her life was as a teenager. This girl was suffering, tried to find some relief, and was severely punished for it. Her mother does not help. Soon after, she baby-sits for the Berrymans'.
They are the cause of the awful errors that the storyteller made. I am sure that at the time she felt different, but now she looks back at it as a learning experience. Never haven drank before, she consumes and falls into a stupor of vomit and illness. The story follows the life of a. The narrator definitely participates in the action. Lesson Summary Alice Munro's ''An Ounce of Cure'' tells the story of a now adult woman who recalls some of her small town high school experiences that made a lasting impression on her. She tells of her first unrequited love affair with a local boy and her terrible first experience with alcohol that ensued.
From there on out her social life was essentially dead. She is not bothered by him anymore. The narrative theory of identity as presented in the memories, events, and dreams of various characters and their personality traits illustrates the significant contribution made by literature in the realization of the narrative theory of identity. This difference between imagined expectations and real life is perhaps the most compelling theme in the story. Munro explores some of the confining features of small town living. She comes to value the painful experiences that occur when her expectations are wrong, because they teach her the way that things actually happen. If she had been a teenager you might not believe most of what she said during the story because most people think teenagers are liars or exaggerate the tiniest detail.
After the incident she had with alcohol, her eyes seem to be open to a lot of things. She then re-enacts in her head over and over again. When the Berrymans arrive home to find their babysitter drunk and alone with their kids, needless to say she was fired and lost most of her clients. This first impression might point to the low self-esteem that most teenage girls possess. After the teenage girl is caught drinking alcohol while babysitting, she regrets what she has done and moves on from the mistake she made earlier.
When I turned five mass protest was already formed which broke into two major sides. Sure, every once in a while her father had a beer, but he drank it outside of the house, and her mother never joined him. In fact, people are even getting good usage out of it to help cure diseases. Unfortunately, two months later Martin dumps her for another girl in drama club. We learn that she's lived in this same town throughout much of her life, but she was not moved to recall her catastrophe while babysitting for the Berrymans until she exchanges a glance, many years later, with her first love at a funeral. Unfortunately, two months later Martin dumps her for another girl in drama club. These writers organize the characteristics and ideals of characters into a cohesive whole which develops a sense of who a person is.
They werent rabid about it, and in fact I remember that when I signed the pledge in grade. It shows that, by 2030, close to 150,000 lives could be saved. The disaster which occurs when the narrator babysits for the Berrymans is of epic proportions. Due to this forecasting error, about 9 preventions in 10 would be in vein because no conflict would break out in the following year even in the status quo scenario. While the incident caused her genuine pain at the time, she has long since come to terms with it.
The language she uses is not of a humorous type, but more of a serious, or kind of sickly nature. Historical Era An ounce of cure was in the Twentieth century which was published in 1968 that took place in. Narration The narration is first person point of view. I found it interesting that author Alice Munro made the narrator an adult looking back on how her life was as a teenager. Her sentences are short and sort of absent-minded; but not in a funny way.
The humor is a device we often use to cover up our genuine horror. She gets caught by the parents who take her home to tell her parents. She is considered the reliable character since she is telling of a stage in her own life. The book gives practical advice to change your way of life without depending on medication and psychotherapy as a life-long process, by developing the emotional tranquility and completeness that God desires us to have in our lives. Berryman came home and caught the narrator drunk, and alone with a bunch of boys. She is not bothered by him anymore. A key aspect is the dynamic change in risk implied by prevention.
In this story, a first thwarted love affair leads to a first hangover and the long-term consequences of having one's deepest emotions exposed to an entire town. The whole story is centered around gender. I also thought it was interesting how fast the author escalated the situation from a breakup to contemplating suicide to drinking on the job. Her innocence becomes a danger to her once s. It was obvious that the miss had got over the hurting of the incident.
She is also the one the narrator calls to come help her when she gets sick from drinking. The narrator grows up imagining life as a kind of scripted performance until she discovers that ''the plots of life'' are ''improvised,'' unlike the ''fictions'' she has grown up with. The farther you got in the game the more money you would win. How the main character handles her problem is the crux of the story. The story starts off pretty normal with the narrator going to school and earning money by babysitting around town. She takes a breakup, her first drank, and the horrible social effects on her and turns it all into a message with good.