Boys And Girls By Alice Munro

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“Boys and Girls” by Alice Munro is a story that depicts the change of an unidentified female character. As the story progresses, she slowly lets her emotions guide her towards becoming an empathetic as well as an aware person which are considered weaknesses by the men in her family. The unnamed girl becomes empathetic and tender-hearted towards the animal cruelty taking place on the farm. For the first time, instead of obeying her father and “shutting the gate, [she] opened it as wide as [she] could” (Munro 56). Her opening the gate indicates her decision of being on Flora’s side and not her fathers’. This decision signifies the independence that she has granted herself. Although, she has seen animal cruelty her whole life, she now sympathizes
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