“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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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. Teenagers often exaggerate their tragedies as their insecurities hit them hard which result in sometimes towards life threatening.

They are conservative people and do not talk and open up to their daughter the way parents should. These elements are what I consider to be the important elements in this story.

In the end, she is getting matured when she discovered that she was completely over the boy and she learned a valuable lesson about how actions have consequences.

She gets caught and has to face her parents. That was the first night where her misery started. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: After the drinking incident, this just seemed to confirm the mothers thoughts of her daughter, and it soon gets all around town.


This site uses cookies. For me, the story was well written and realistic.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. Learn how your comment data is processed. She tells us about her first love and her first kiss.

This moment is one of those embarrassing moments in her teenage life. By Trevor Berrett T As a teenager, so many things seem to be a lot more dramatic and crucial then they really are. It was so funny I read parts of alicf aloud to my husband.

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February 9th, 2 Comments. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: She then calls her best friend, who shows up with another girl and several boys, to help her with her situation. This also enabled her to tell the whole story ucre was able to admit to her mistakes. In a little revolt, she decides to try out the whisky that alicee employers are so casual and delighted with. Later she starts to drunk and vomit.

She grew from this experience and was able to look all these old ab and realizes how much she matured. The plot is arranged in linear order, which I feel is vital in the way this particular story is told.

Her sentences are short and sort of absent-minded; but not in a funny way. Log In Sign Up. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Time had passed for the author to be able to tell a humorous story that is why she could tell the story from a perspective that was not biased. The character of the mnro faces tough time in her teenage life and makes a mistake that ultimately leads to her maturing. She describes what movements she does remember as murky and uncertainty.


She was once decided to commit suicide by taking aspirins; six pills.

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or December 15th, 0 Comments. They exchange knowing looks. Hyperbole A hyperbole is a literary device whereas the author uses specific words and phrases to overstress for more noticeable effect. At the beginning, this low self-esteem girl might seems prevalent through what comments she makes when she catches a boy checking her out. Take a second to support The Mookse and the Gripes on Patreon! Although I did not get drunk, I could still recall my first love and what I felt when she dumped me.

There are several humorous outlooks in the story when the author says that she did not remember how she found her clothes after when she was drunk.