Alice Munro Discussion Topics

Discussion Topics

(Masterpieces of American Literature)

What types of initiation do Alice Munro’s characters undergo?

Examine Munro’s treatment of the various relationships between women. What kinds of male-female relationships does she explore?

Munro was one the first women writers to explore frankly all aspects of sexuality from a female perspective. How does her treatment of this subject differ from that of male writers you have read?

What techniques does Munro use to conceal information in a story, and what are their effects?

How do her frequent departures from chronological time affect a story?

How does she employ the device of double vision to enrich a story?