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How I Met My Husband

Mrs. Peebles and Loretta Bird advance the plot of the story because they provide an alternative narrative that makes Edie's innocence very clear. For example, when they question Edie about whether...

Latest answer posted October 13, 2019 7:23 pm UTC

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The plot structure is a narrative told from the future about the past. This means that the events in the narrative, occupying the "present" moment, are a reminiscence told by the narrator as a...

Latest answer posted September 18, 2016 5:03 am UTC

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One theme in the story “How I Met My Husband” is that of class differences. Edie, the narrator of the story, works for Dr. and Mrs. Peebles around their house. She comes from a poor family and is...

Latest answer posted February 5, 2018 3:26 pm UTC

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"How I Met My Husband" generates suspense because it waylays the reader on the reader's quest to find out the answer to the title posed in the question. The reader expects that the narrator, Edie,...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2016 4:08 pm UTC

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Even with the benefit of hindsight, it seems that Edie still retains a somewhat romanticized image of Chris Watters. She still sees him as a brave and dashing war hero who might just have been good...

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In the traditional narrative that is offered, it is difficult to not have sympathy for Edie. She is the hired girl, the one who does not enjoy a great many doors having been opened in life. She...

Latest answer posted October 20, 2013 12:24 am UTC

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This is one story that I think many people can relate to on a personal level...it's a happy ending, but not too sappy, and it gives those of us who have not yet found that special someone a little...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2009 1:24 pm UTC

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"How I Met my Husband" is a wonderful "coming-of-age" story by Alice Munro about a young girl whose heart is broken by a dashing young pilot who is part of a visiting show. She learns, very...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2010 4:37 am UTC

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In "How I Met My Husband," the external conflict is the love triangle between Edie, Chris Watters, and Alice Kelling. Edie, who is fifteen, is enjoying a flirtation with Chris when Alice, his...

Latest answer posted May 5, 2016 3:15 pm UTC

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The antagonist in “How I Met my Husband” by Alice Munro is the young pilot Chris Waters. An antagonist is a character that creates conflict for the protagonist, and he is the main character in this...

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Edie appreciates the life of luxury led by Mrs. Pebbles. Besides the decor of her home, Edie also admires Mrs. Pebbles's closet of beautiful clothes. In the story, she dresses up in one of Mrs....

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Alice Munro's "How I Met My Husband" is the story about a young girl, Edie, who learns important things, among them what kind of person she is. She also finds that wishing for the impossible is a...

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In the story, Edie is preoccupied with Alice Kelling's physical qualities, especially after Alice Kelling introduces herself as Chris' fiance. From the text, we may be able to speculate that Edie...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2018 4:35 pm UTC

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In Alice Munro's "How I Met My Husband," the author describes the ways in which Edie is intelligent, observant and intuitive as she works for the Peebles family. Edie is aware of the social...

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A thesis makes an argument that you intend to prove with evidence from the text. It could legitimately be about all kinds of different topics and still be a solid thesis statement. Is there...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2018 10:19 pm UTC

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Edie "tries on" a relationship with Chris Watters in much the same way she tries on Mrs. Pebbles satin dress. She is a girl growing up, awakening and searching for her life. She has no experience...

Latest answer posted February 8, 2009 6:56 pm UTC

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When writing a paper, there should always be a central point or message that you are attempting to get across. You should be able to write this central point out in a thesis statement, which will...

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At the beginning of the story, the reader sort of sympathizes with Edie’s naïvety. She is only fifteen years old, has been to high school for a period of about one year, and is working for the...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2018 10:26 am UTC

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Edie has no respect for Loretta Bird or her husband. They aren't good parents to their seven children; they don't pay their bills, the husband drinks, and Loretta spends most of her time minding...

Latest answer posted February 15, 2009 12:58 pm UTC

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First things first—let us define irony in this context. In a nutshell, it means that the story has an ending that is drastically different to what was expected, or, in this case hoped, by the main...

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Alice Munro's "How I Met My Husband", like much of Munro's work, is set in the Canadian prairie, with much of the action occurring in a farmhouse five miles outside town. It is the story of the...

Latest answer posted June 14, 2015 11:30 pm UTC

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In Alice Munro's "How I Met My Husband," it may be important to note that the title is purposely misleading. I remember the first time I read this story, and I was sure Edie was going to marry the...

Latest answer posted July 24, 2011 9:57 am UTC

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"How I Met My Husband" is a short story written by Canadian author Alice Munro, which was first published in 1974 as part of Munro's collection of short stories, Something I've Been Meaning to Tell...

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In Alice Munro's "How I Met My Husband," Edie is fifteen and is a young woman worried about respectability. I don't see Edie as rebellious; she tries to act appropriately, and only struggles with...

Latest answer posted February 26, 2012 5:22 am UTC

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If you choose How I Met My Husband, and do a character study of Edie you could examine her character and how it relates to social class. For example, at the beginning you can examine the dialogue...

Latest answer posted November 7, 2009 11:32 am UTC

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Edie, the narrator, is writing the story looking back on her early teenage years. Chris is the exciting, older man who is a pilot who is temporarily in town. Edie is intrigued by him because of...

Latest answer posted October 5, 2008 5:17 pm UTC

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A critical essay seeks to analyze a work based on many factors, including the author's history and similar works; the intent is to be critical rather than biased, creating an objective summary and...

Latest answer posted February 29, 2012 3:28 am UTC

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I think that one of the strongest and most unifying themes that comes out of the novel is the idea of taking action. Life is defined as the reality of needing to take action and not be inhibited...

Latest answer posted September 16, 2012 11:55 pm UTC

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In my opinion, the central theme in "How I Met My Husband" is difference in economic and social class and the perspective that arises from that difference. This can be most easily distinguished by...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2009 12:36 am UTC

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In the short story "How I Met My Husband," written by Alice Munro, the handsome pilot Chris Watters is already engaged to Alice Kelling when Edie meets and falls in love with him. When Edie first...

Latest answer posted October 10, 2017 12:11 am UTC

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Edie is only fifteen when she meets Chris Watters, and she is shy, so she tries to hide her deep infatuation with him and tries to disguise her flirting from her landlord and employer. She starts...

Latest answer posted August 22, 2019 2:31 am UTC

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The most evident answer is that Edie's life would have fundamentally changed had Chris followed through and sent that letter. Edie was in a position of waiting, something upon which she herself...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2013 2:14 pm UTC

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The narrator of the short story "How I Met My Husband" by Alice Munro is a 15-year-old girl named Edie who helps a veterinarian named Dr. Peebles and his wife with their two children. One day a...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2020 3:30 am UTC

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In the story, "How I Met My Husband," Edie is a naive fifteen-year-old girl who is infatuated with Chris who is an older man and an airplane pilot and carnival ride operator. He is also mildly...

Latest answer posted November 17, 2010 3:57 am UTC

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In the charming and innocent story How I Met My Husband by Alice Munro the heroine, Edie, who is but a hired girl who keeps house for Dr. and Mrs. Peebles, meets two men. One turns out to be her...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2010 3:35 am UTC

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I tend to think that Chris' function in the work is more as an ideal. He represents the ideal notion of love, partnership, and a sense of devotion. Chris is not someone that is of the real world....

Latest answer posted October 6, 2012 2:19 pm UTC

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Edie is also naive, which is important in this story. She truly believes that Chris, the pilot, will write her a letter, although he knows he will never do so. In addition, Edie is quite mature...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2008 9:25 am UTC

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Connie's and Edie's situations are very different! Connie is in a life threatening situation; whereas, Edie is not, first of all. Connie is face-to-face with a serial killer who is going to most...

Latest answer posted October 14, 2008 10:52 am UTC

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I think that Edie escapes a condition of waiting and paralysis that seems to impact others in the narrative. Edie might not have discovered her long lost love in the story. Yet, she marries a...

Latest answer posted September 29, 2012 1:38 pm UTC

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The story might not possess some overall and profound meaning. It might simply be that the path in which one finds love could be fundamentally different than what one originally envisions. Edie...

Latest answer posted August 10, 2011 6:13 pm UTC

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Edie describes Chris as "damged" to reflect that there is something underneath his exterior that causes him to be seen as fundamentally different. Edie is struck by this immediately. Chris...

Latest answer posted March 14, 2012 7:17 pm UTC

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Social commentary about class is woven throughout this short story. Edie, who tells the story, is from a lower-class farm background and marvels at the differences between her life working as a...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2020 12:38 am UTC

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"How I Met My Husband" uses first person narrative style to tell a story that becomes a classic example of paradoxical writing. These elements lend authenticity to the story, immediately draw the...

Latest answer posted April 12, 2012 7:38 pm UTC

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An 'A-ha' moment in 'How I Met My Husband' would be the moment Edie realizes that she was never going to get a letter from Chris. When Edie becomes infatuated with the former military pilot, she...

Latest answer posted September 23, 2015 9:24 pm UTC

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The narrator might have been referring to the fact that Dr. Peebles was very caught up in his career and his image instead of being fully aware of what was going on in his personal and family life....

Latest answer posted January 8, 2009 11:42 am UTC

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"How I Met My Husband" is a realistic story, so there are no elements of fantasy in terms of other worlds, imaginary creatures, or supernatural events. However, there are elements of fantasy in...

Latest answer posted January 5, 2011 4:24 am UTC

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