“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. It is common knowledge that Romeo and Juliet contains more lust than love, which could be the case in An Ounce of Cure as well. While our. Trevor. If Munro was funny in “The Office,” that’s nothing compared to the humor she uses in “An Ounce of Cure.” This story had me laughing out.

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When her boyfriend, Martin Collingwood dumped her, she went insane. This site uses cookies. The protagonist was fifteen years old. Time had passed for the author alkce be able to tell a humorous mumro that is why she could tell the story from a perspective that was not biased.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: The story basically presents the decisions a typical teenager makes and the consequences.

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The plot is arranged in linear order, which I feel is vital in the way this particular story is told. The resolution conflict, the character made a mistake and she had to face the consequence. When I finished reading the story, I looked around the web to see what others thought.

She marries, has children, and even remains in the same small town. One day, she decides to commit suicide by taking six pills of aspirins. Notify me of new comments via email.


You can guess what happens. I can relate this story well with myself. To her, this was the end of her pre-destined life. She ended up drinking enough to get drunk and has to call her friend to come help her.

Email required Address never made public. One night while she was babysitting, she has a little too much too drink. She is able to tell us cuer of the incidents without any emotions like when she was still a teenager she was going to have a lot of emotions.

One day, she decided to drink a full glass of alcohol as a way to fix herself from her pain. Click here to sign up.


The oof incident in the story occurs when the narrator comes back after college, marriage, and children. The character of the story faces tough time in her teenage life and makes a mistake that ultimately leads to her maturing.

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Tone Tone can portray a variety of emotions ranging from serious and critical to witty, wry and humorous. Her sentences are short and sort of absent-minded; but not in a funny way. The theme is the growing process and that is exactly what the narrator experiences.

Retrieved July 27,from http: Metaphor A metaphor refers to a meaning or identity ascribed to one subject by way aice another. You are commenting using your Twitter account.

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

By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. That was the first night where her misery started. I muunro him a gentle uncomprehending look in return. She gets caught and has to face her parents. You are commenting using your WordPress. January 14th, 3 Comments. She learned from her mistake and she did not let it destroy the rest of her life. Skip to main content. One day, watching him and another girl was more than she could bear.


While baby-sitting one night, she decided to get drunk. She describes it as a very intense, moment.

Analysis of Alice Munro’s “An Ounce of Cure.” | myenglishlitblog

How easily we go down a path and get diverted. The rising action starts when her boyfriend dumped her after two months for another girl.

The daughter and mother relationship in the beginning is very unstable. After the drinking incident, this just seemed to confirm the mothers thoughts of her daughter, and it soon gets all around town. These elements are what I consider to be the important elements in this story.

This poor girl, who drank hoping for a change in mood, ends up plastered, dangerously so considering the mixture she concocted and the amount she drank. A fifteen-year-old girl, thrown over by her first boyfriend, finds herself babysitting on the night of the big dance. Her repuatiation is ruined.