Day of the Butterfly

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Williams 1 Darryl Williams Dr. Kathi Griffin ENG 205 22 October 2010 Critical Analysis of “Day of the Butterfly” “Day of the Butterfly” is a short story written by Canadian writer, Alice Munro. The purpose of this story is to help the reader better understand the differences in a person's behavior in different situations. The topic of this story is the everyday life of a girl in middle school. The intended audience is most likely young people, especially girls like the one's in the story. The main character is actually the narrator, Helen, but she seems to focus on Myra Sayla in particular. Helen and Myra are in the same sixth-grade class. There are a few conflicts, but the main conflict is an internal struggle within Helen to do what she feels or doing what is expected of her by her classmates. This conflict surfaced when the Helen saw Myra before school and Myra was giving her a look as if “wanting to walk with some important girl, who was behind. ..and not quite daring to stop and wait.” Helen did not know how to respond to this. She thought to herself,
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