“An Ounce of Cure” By Alice Munro In the story “An Ounce of Cure” By Alice Munro, the narrator is unnamed and speaks in first person. The story follows the life. The daughter in “An Ounce of Cure” talks about her mother as someone who doesn’t believe her daughter will do very well at anything. “An Ounce of Cure” by Alice Munro (Theme). The story basically presents the decisions a typical teenager makes and the consequences. In life.

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The daughter and mother relationship in the beginning is very unstable. The narrator seems to have recovered well enough from this event and from the cuge of ostracism.

However, this led to her discovery of herself. This girl was suffering, tried to find some relief, and was severely punished for it.

The rising action starts when her boyfriend dumped her after two months for another girl.

By Trevor Berrett T The language she uses is not of a humorous type, but more of a serious, or kind of sickly nature. After this experience the narrators life changes.

Alice Munro: “An Ounce of Cure” – The Mookse and the Gripes

June 1st, 3 Comments. The narrator told the story as she knew that what happened years ago was a big mistake, but at the time she thought that was the way to handle a situation.

Her sentences are short and sort of absent-minded; but not in a funny way.

Hyperbole A hyperbole is a literary device whereas the author uses specific words and phrases to overstress for more noticeable effect. Leave a Reply Cancel reply. The theme is the growing process and that is exactly what the narrator experiences.


The protagonist was fifteen years old. She takes a breakup, her first drank, and the horrible social effects on her and turns it all into a message with good. But Faulkner can indulge his funny bone in ambiguous and dangerous territory and win the Nobel Prize, so I wonder here about there being different rules for women something Munro herself appears to question frequently.

If you think that news of the Berrymans adventure would put me in demand for whatever gambols and orgies were going on in and around that town, you could not be more mistaken. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. She has an experience that ultimately made her mature. You are commenting using your Facebook account.


Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here You are commenting using your WordPress. In the end, she is getting matured when she discovered that she was oubce over the boy and she learned a valuable lesson about how actions have consequences. One night while she was babysitting, she has a little too much too drink.

In the years to come she has learned that this expereience ultimately helped her out and made her mature. I think that the way the character handled the consequence which comes after of her embarrassing experience showed strength of her character. I can relate this akice well with myself. This did not prove to be a concrete hardship at all, because it was at least that long before anybody asked me.

An Ounce of Cure.

“An Ounce of Cure” by Alice Munro (Theme)

She drank alcohol to try to forget about Martin which had consequences to it because she ended up being punished. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Email required Address never made public.


The narrator of the story faces a tough time in her life and makes a mistake that ultimately leads to her maturing. This site uses cookies. After the incident, she was forbidden to date again. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Toggle Sliding Bar Area. Her repuatiation is ruined. The older narrator cannot help but look back with some amazement: Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I could not take my eyes off it.

It was so funny I read parts of it aloud to my husband. A moment of weakness occurs and the narrator has a drunken night. You are commenting using your Twitter account. She was once decided to commit suicide by taking aspirins; six pills. When I finished reading the story, I looked around the web to see what others thought.

Tone Tone can portray a variety of emotions ranging from serious and critical to witty, wry and humorous. This also enabled her to tell the whole story and was able to admit to her mistakes. Comments 0 Trackbacks 1 Leave a comment Trackback. The narrator portrayed the character as this is her most horrible stage in her teenage life. In their small town, most people lived the same way.