To her, the alcohol is like finding hidden treasure. If they story was written in today's society, it wouldn't be as much of a shock that she was drinking. She ends up getting drunk and calling her friends to help her. At the end of the story she is a grown, married, mother of two children for several years now and sees Martin at a funeral. If she had been a teenager you might not believe most of what she said during the story because most people think teenagers are liars or exaggerate the tiniest detail.
She went from being a naive teenage girl to a mature young lady who took responsibility for her actions. How the main character handles her problem is the crux of the story. After the drinking incident, this just seemed to confirm the mothers thoughts of her daughter, and it soon gets all around town. At this point she has a reputation as the responsible babysitter. In this case, context is everything. Now though, the way we have treated our environment is coming back to haunt us. Alice Munro is a fascinating Canadian short story writer whose stories can take readers to a much needed get away.
Heinlein in part dedicated his 1982 novel Friday to Nourse's wife Ann. For example, the narrator experiences her greatest heartache as she watches her ex-boyfriend play an idealized masculine character in a play, and she remembers thinking about an imagined version of him ten times more than she actually sees him. The protagonist, which is the young girl in this story, faces challenges while trying to deal with the ending of an overly intensified relationship. The reasoning behind those choices is that for most of the story, the main character talks and thinks about the boy she was in love with. The main theme in An Ounce of Cure is: loss of innocence. However, there is one area that you rarely find this principal being used and that is with the relationship between crime and mentally unstable individuals.
New York: Publisher Not Identified, 1986. . At this point she has a reputation as the responsible babysitter. Through her first marriage and now through her second, she has been writing magnificent short stories and has received many awards for her accomplishments throughout the years. Search for books you want to read free by choosing a title. If you are honest and sincere people may deceive you.
It made me laugh out loud. The cure only fixes the pain you're already experiencing. She missed him, but her real torture started when she saw him playing Mr. I think the most health that is being damaged is his mental and emotional health. During these years, she experiences heart-wrenching situations that no one her age should ever have to experience.
I believe that another inevitability is soon coming — the cure for spinal cord injuries. Let's face it, we're all guilty of ignoring problems in our lives until the screaming pain forces us to pay attention. This creates a deeper level of irony, since the narrator both admits that these old wounds still hurt and tells about them in a light and frivolous tone. This story starts out with the narrator and her boyfriend breaking-up. At the beginning, the narrator appears a typical teenage girl. The main character believes that the young adults seem to have so much fun drinking, but when she tries it herself it doesn't end very well. The narrator signed an abstinence pledge in the seventh grade.
Have you ever had an awkward babysitting mishap? Never haven drank before, she consumes and falls into a stupor of vomit and illness. He served in the U. One night she plans to swallow all the aspirin in the bathroom cabinet, but stops at the sixth pill. She talks about how she feels, as well as what she's done because of the break-up. After dating a boy from school for two weeks he breaks up with her and she spirals out of control.
Her point of view does, however, change during the course of the story. When we look at problems from a bigger picture, a broader perspective; realize that problems are only temporary. But that's not how human nature works. Her mother wanted her daughter to remain innocent and believes the outside world is dangerous. As a result, this incited painful emotional conflict within the protagonist in her short lived experience. Also, both Romeo and Juliet did life-threatening, reckless things when they either couldn't be together or when they lost each other, just like the young girl in An Ounce of Cure. That's easy to decipher because the town was so small that everyone knew everything, and not many of the families drank except for the newer and younger ones.
She tells of her first unrequited love affair with a local boy and her terrible first experience with alcohol that ensued. The farther you got in the game the more money you would win. The narrator realizes that her emotional. She spent time on that story, it is drop-dead funny. Her innocence becomes a danger to her once s. Alan Edward Nourse's An Ounce of Cure consists of 1 parts for ease of reading. Narration The narration is first person point of view.