Essay #2 revised - Ramirez 1 Lisully Ramirez Ms Miller ENG 101 20 February 201 Boys and Girls Alice Munro\u2019s \u201cBoys and Girls\u201d short story has a

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Ramirez 1 Lisully Ramirez Ms. Miller ENG 101 20 February 201 Boys and Girls Alice Munro’s “Boys and Girls” short story has a very interesting detail written into it. The Narrator's brother is named Laird, which I think was carefully chosen by the Author. Laird is a synonym for lord, which plays an important role in a story where a young girl has society’s unwritten rules forced upon her. The narrator, and eleven-year-old girl living on a fox-breeding farm with her parents and younger brother. The work of the farm described as the killing, skinning and preparation of the silver foxes: their feeding and watering; and killing of horses to get meat to feed the foxes. All this work is a normal day for the narrator, who takes pride in helping her father with the outdoor chores. She doesn’t agree with her Grandmother in regards to her acting more lady like and tries to stay away from her Grandmother. Sees as her mother as an “enemy” who is plotting to take her away from more important pursuits. The narrator is torn between being socially acceptable and being herself because she feels different than other girls. The narrator is female, she is expected to behave in a subdued and feminine way, to be devoted to domestic chores and to not do male pursuits such as farming and shooting. This girl rebels against these stereotypes. Initially, she likes to spend more time with her father and do work with him, saying it's important and interesting while her mother’s is depressing. She would
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