By I. Duncan
One of the first serious works on Alice Munro's writing, this research of her brief fiction is trained through the disciplines of narratology and literary linguistics. via analyzing Munro's narrative paintings, Isla Duncan demonstrates a wealthy figuring out of the complicated, densely layered, frequently unsettling tales.
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Maddy said. “Nowhere. ” “They’re fine. ” “Are they? Yes, I guess they are. I haven’t been to see them for a while. ” I said, and she knew then what they had told me. (p. 209) In a gesture of concern, the narrator urges her sister not to feel guilty about how she had treated their mother, but Maddy flippantly dismisses The Confiding First-Person Narrator 25 the possibility of guilt, and swiftly tries to change the subject. This denial is spurious, as the ending of the narrative shows, for as she utters the confession, “I couldn’t go on .
P. 210). In its expression of futility, and inability, this concluding sentence is apposite, for the narrative is, in the end, about the impossibility of peace: the sisters cannot communicate with each other; they have had to “look straight into the desert that is between [them]” and acknowledge that they “reject each other” (p. 190). Neither has the means to reassure or console the other; Maddy discourages her sister with the adamant imperative, “No exorcising here” (p. 191), while Helen merely offers the useless advice, “Take your life” (p.
The narrator has become disdainful about her hometown: twice she makes captious reference to how her sister speaks, “with the harsh twang of the local accent”; she tends to categorize her friends, observing that they “had copper rinses on their hair, and blue eyelids, and a robust capacity for drink” (p. 192). The reader can sense the narrator’s regret when she concedes that Maddy is aligning herself with “these people” from Jubilee, that she wants to feel part of the community. The regret stems from the realization that her younger sister is, unlike her, now “repudiating the monstrous snobbery” they had both been keen to cultivate when they were young and wished for “much bigger things than Jubilee” (p.
Alice Munro’s Narrative Art by I. Duncan