Alice Munro

A brief discussion of the Canadian author Alice Munro and some of her short stories.

This paper discusses specifically how Munro portrays women and men and their contrasting features in her work. It also discusses her popular short stories like “Wild Swans”, “Open Secrets” etc. This paper also shows how, through her unique techniques as a writer, Munro captures the attention of her audience and provokes great thought.
“Alice Munro in her stories show the aspects of love and loss, the ambiguities of memory, the unintended consequences of change, the conflict between sexes, generations and classes. She endows these time-honored themes with so rich a resonance, so burnished a patina, that the stories are genuinely enduring (Cryer, 1996). She examines women, especially the roadblocks thrown in their way, with unusual sensitivity.”