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Royal Beatings

The story begins by introducing the reader to Rose, who is a girl on the cusp of adolescence. She lives with her father, stepmother and her younger half brother in central Canada. Her father works...

Latest answer posted December 28, 2012 12:52 pm UTC

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Royal Beatings

Munro's "Royal Beatings" explores family dynamics in the context of poverty and the frustrations of limited resources, showing that beating—and victimizing—a child who can't fight back is a complex...

Latest answer posted February 3, 2020 1:20 pm UTC

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Royal Beatings

In "Royal Beatings," the word "royal" has the connotation of first-rate, or the best. In the Oxford English Dictionary, royal is defined as "splendid, first-rate." When used as a modifier in...

Latest answer posted January 7, 2018 5:22 pm UTC

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The main characters of the story include Rose, a young girl, her father, and Flo, her step mother. Rose and her half brother live with their parents in a poor Ontario town, earning a living running...

Latest answer posted February 27, 2021 3:45 pm UTC

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This passage from "Royal Beatings" by Alice Munro reflects the theme of the performance aspect of Rose's beating at the hands of her father. Rose gets into an everyday kind of argument with her...

Latest answer posted May 8, 2019 1:05 pm UTC

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At the beginning of the passage in question, Rose hears her father, who is in his shed, say to himself "macaroni, pepperoni, Botticelli beans." Rose doesn't know what to make of her father listing...

Latest answer posted April 4, 2021 8:56 am UTC

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Munro's gift in this story is her ability to weave together the good times with the bad and offer nuance in the characterizations of Flo and Rose's father. Both offer us a mix of traits, some more...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2019 11:50 am UTC

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Nature plays a role in the short story “Royal Beatings” as an alternative world to the oppressive domestic world in which Rose lives with her abusive stepmother, Flo. Rose—like her namesake, the...

Latest answer posted June 30, 2020 2:21 am UTC

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This quotation comes seemingly out of nowhere, as it is not a continuation of the previous narrative. Even so, it is anything but random. This passage displays a series of Rose's thoughts in the...

Latest answer posted September 30, 2019 12:25 am UTC

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Rose does not run away after her beating. However, after each beating from her father, she thinks about ways of punishing her parents. She thinks about “dying, committing suicide, or even running...

Latest answer posted March 3, 2018 4:14 pm UTC

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The crisis of the story is the conflict between Flo and Rose that results in Rose's father beating her. Flo is Rose's stepmother, and the author captures the conflicts between them, including...

Latest answer posted July 8, 2018 12:56 pm UTC

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A characteristic of Munro's style is her ability to take small details and combine them together to form a realistic narrative of great power and weight. This is clear from this story in the...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2012 1:58 pm UTC

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In addition to what the others have said, I would consider how the exposition of the story establishes the theme. The author is working to create a mood as well, with the use of violence....

Latest answer posted January 15, 2012 3:44 am UTC

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I think one of the aspects of this story that most strikes me is the way in which the character of Rose's father develops at the end of the story and we realise that there was significantly more to...

Latest answer posted February 6, 2012 2:48 pm UTC

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