Only A Girl…

Only A Girl…

Only a girl…

In many books we are allowed to watch a child grow and mature in many different ways. In the story ?Boys and Girls? by Alice Munro we watch as a young girl begins to mature into a young woman. We also get to experience life through her eyes and see how her perspective of things changes, many times to the dismay of the narrator. It seems as though things seem to change against her own will as she grows. Through the extensive description of setting, along with the use of the narrator?s point of view, we get a good idea of what life is like on her family?s fox farm in the 1950?s.
The story opens with the narrator speaking about the life of her father, a fox farmer who sells the coats of foxes to trading companies and such. This leads to a rather interesting childhood for the oldest child of two. The narrator talks about how the smell of the fox furs in her basement feels like a sort of reassuring scent. This is something that makes her feel at home and secure, or as she likes to use as

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