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. “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. The daughter in “An Ounce of Cure” talks about her mother as someone who doesn’t believe her daughter will do very well at anything.

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It ouhce so realistic and I felt as if I am who are going through all the situation. These elements are what I consider to be the important elements in this story. She then decided to attempt suicide by taking six aspirins which represents each stage in her life; confusion, anguish, frustration, heartbreak, sorrow and depression.

Or 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. She tells us about her first love and her first kiss.

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. She learned from her mistake and she did not kunce it destroy the rest of her life. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Top Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

A moment of weakness occurs and the narrator has a drunken night. The language and style are really helped out the story. They are conservative people and do not talk and open up to their daughter the way parents should. Click here to sign up.


The daughter and mother relationship in the beginning is very unstable. I could not take my eyes off it. She then calls her best friend, who shows up with another girl and several boys, to help her with her situation.

She just wants to feel accepted in life the way most teenagers do. The description of the drunken escapade seems to be very traumatic for the narrator. When her boyfriend, Martin Collingwood dumped her, she went insane.

The narrator faces acceptance problems among her parents. You are commenting using your WordPress. I can relate this story well with myself.

Email required Address never made public. That was the first night where her misery started. The narrator portrayed the character as this is her most horrible stage in her teenage life. While baby-sitting one night, she decided to get drunk.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: She has to face her parents and tell them what happened, she is humiliated and her reputation is ruined.

She ended up drinking enough to get drunk and has to call her friend to come help her. Notify me of new comments via email. She grew from this experience and was able to look all these old problems and realizes how much she matured.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here This protagonist is a fifteen year old girl who is suffering from heartbreak when her boyfriend dumped her. Email required Address never made public. Leave munrp Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here One day, watching him and another girl was more than she could bear. The detail was enough to help the readers picture the scenarios and the depression which the character is experiencing.

You are commenting using your Twitter account. The narrator of the story faces a tough time in her life and makes a mistake that ultimately leads to her maturing. I suffered a great deal from all of the exposure. In the fure, she is getting matured when she discovered that she was completely over the boy and she learned a valuable lesson alce how actions have consequences.


Retrieved July 27,from http: She was once decided to commit suicide by taking aspirins; six pills.

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

I feel that the character gives us a deeper insight into the main character and how the events took place. Notify me of new comments via email. At the beginning, this low self-esteem girl might seems prevalent through what comments she makes when she catches a boy checking her out.

She believed that she was very much in love with a young man by the name Martin Collingwood, but sadly he broke her heart. In the end, she did forgets Martin.

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

You are commenting using your Facebook account. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. The theme of the story is mainly about maturity.

Simile Similes are referring between two unrelated and dissimilar things, people, beings, places and concepts.

The last incident in the story occurs when the narrator comes back after college, marriage, and children. Her sentences are short and sort of absent-minded; but not in a funny way.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here The language she uses is not of a humorous type, but more of a serious, or kind of sickly nature.