An Ounce of Cure: a Story of a Typical Girl Who Fell in Love and Hurt

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An Ounce of Cure
The story “An Ounce of Cure” written by Alice Munro is a story about a typical teenage girl who fell in love, enjoyed it, and later broken up. She ended up making a terrible mistake due to her miserable condition suffered from the “broke up”; and she had to pay for the price of her action.

The story began with a teenage girl, living in a typical family and attends high school. One day, she caught this boy, named Martin Collingwood, in the school assembly flirting with her. She was definitely attracted to him. And after a couple weeks, they started going out. All those romantic moments that happened in most in-love teenage couples occurred between her and Martin. The kiss on the mouth and the feeling of love made her mindful of Martin. But the mutable mind of a teenager quickly soured the love between Martin and her; Martin fell for another girl which was in the same drama club as him, and consequently dropped her. From that moment on, she entered the phase of her heart broken devastation caused by Martin. She pretended that she was fine, and make everything seemed just alright whenever she caught in the situation involves Martin in it. She acted like she doesn’t care about him, but everything in her mind was full of him. She would accidentally talk about him in the conversation between her and her friends. Her devastation was slowly depressing her as each day progresses. During one of those typical days that she had her job as a baby-sitter in Mr. Berryman’s, she did a horrible mistake that any heartbroken teenager would do. She wandered into the kitchen of the Berryman’s house, and she found two bottles of whisky sitting in front of her. The emotional part of her eventually pushed her forward to gush down two full cups of whisky down her throat. Little that she know of; she was drunk a moment later. She was conquered by the liquor’s effect and was throwing up inside the restroom of the Berryman’s house. She was later saved by her friend...
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