Short Story #256: Boys and Girls by Alice Munro
Title: Boys and Girls
Author: Alice Munro
ReflectionI like how Munro teases out the narrator's experience from wanting to be an adventurer to wanting to make her room fancy and the myriad little ways that direct her down this path. It's an interesting look at institutional engendering in that the narrator is perfectly capable at the farm but is increasingly pushed to do work and be like the mother and it's because of this, that she most relates to the female horse who is trying to escape and be free. And yet, this act of defiance is only understood as being something derogatory--"a girl."
Short Story #256 out of 365
Rating: 3 (out of 5 stars)
Date Read: 7/23/2014
Source: The short story can be found at this website.
For a full listing of all the short stories in this series, check out the category 365 Short Stories a year.
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