One of the superior examples of this relationship between literature and narrative theory of identity is Alice Munro’s “An Ounce of Cure” and the author has been celebrated as making observations on the episodic nature of life through her stories. “An Ounce of Cure” presents an important episodic nature of life through the mid-teenage problems and crises in the life of the main character and the major theme of the story reminds the readers that even the most repulsive issues which flip over every person at some episode of his life will be dispensed with in the course of life. It is through the effective narrative and storytelling that Munro conveys her points to the readers and the narrator in this story, who lives through the atrocious stage in her teenage life, presents her viewpoints in the most convincing manner. Therefore, Alice Munro, through her short story “An Ounce of Cure,” illustrates the
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