Boys And Girls Munro

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“Boys and Girls” is about the roles that society placed on boys and girls at the time and the process of the narrator slowly becoming accustom to her role. I feel Munro chose to use plural words in the title because she is referencing male and female genders as a whole. Through the story, you come to see that males have the important, outside jobs and the females have the menial, indoor jobs. The narrator very much wants to work outside alongside her father. She takes pride in the work that she does with and for him, but also hears the things that are being said. The statement the salesman said, “Could of fooled me, I thought it was only a girl” and her mother saying, “Wait till Laird gets bigger, then you’ll have a real help” are examples
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