The criminal homicide rate for the United States is currently at its lowest rate during the last forty years (6.3 per 100,000 people in 1998: Bureau of Justice Statistics); yet according to the media and entertainment fields, homicide is reaching epidemic proportions.Unfortunately these fields tend to exploit the concept of homicide in American society, rather […]

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Alice Munro’s short story, Boys and Girls, has a

Alice Munro’s short story, “Boys and Girls,” has a very interesting detail written into it. The narrator’s brother is named Laird, which was carefully chosen by the author. Laird is a synonym for lord, which plays a important role in a story where a young girl has society’s unwritten rules forced upon her. At the […]

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The Girls in Their Summer Dresses

‘The Girls in Their Summer Dresses’ is a short narrative by Irwin Shaw which brings on the surface a heated argument between Michael, the husband and Frances, the wife. The two are walking in New York City holding hands, when the attention of the husband is carried away on seeing a pretty woman (Shaw). From […]

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Gender and Realization in “Boys and Girls” by Alice Munro

Gender Roles and stereotyping are two prominent themes in literature.  However, for families living on a farm during a time when everyone worried about money, differences between boys and girls were more practical than society.

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Girls increasing want to feel and look beautiful, which seems normal. But then the age at which such feel consciousness arise is shockingly coming down.

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