We are able to view these traits at their greatest at the school dance. In the story we are presented to two sisters, Rachel and Flora, and their mother.
Even though the conversation is more of a one-sided one, the girl still accomplishes much.
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The story is about three women, who constitute a family, and how families in our days do not talk about our problems, because it is much easier to pretend that nothing had happened. Something that is further noticeable when the reader discovers that the narrator has also read an article about what a girl should do if a boy tries to go too far.
It is also possible that by using a first person narrative Munro may have been attempting to develop a connection between the narrator and the reader.
In the beginning of the story we are presented to Rachel, and everything is from her point.
It was that I did not want to go. We were thirteen, and we had been going to high school for two months.