Analysis Of ' Boys And Girls ' By Alice Monroe Essay

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In Boys and Girls by Alice Monroe, the eldest daughter is the narrator grows up in Canadian town where she faces gender inequality in society and in her own family. Women traditionally are regarded as housewives who work inside the house but the narrator rebels social norms when she works outside with her father. The central theme of the story is gender inequality and how the narrator faces gender inequality in society and in her own family. By looking at how the narrator represents a good majority of women oppressed by society, how the opposition to the narrator represents the majority group, how the narrator faces oppression in her own family and if there is resolution to the conflict, it will give a more in-depth glance into the life of a women during that time period and what they had to face.

The narrator represents a good majority of women who are discriminated against by society. After the narrator and Laird witness Mack getting shot, she remembers the time when Laird was little and how she brought him into the barn and told him to climb the ladder to the top beam. After Laird does so the narrator screams “Laird’s up on the top beam!” to which the father and mother come and then the mother says “Why weren’t you watching him”. The narrator knew that her brother would listen and obey her so she told her brother to climb the ladder to get him in trouble. Little did she know that, she would be the one that got in trouble. Her getting in trouble shows how much her…

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