Munro's How I Met My Husband: Edie's View



In the story “How I Met My Husband” by Alice Munro, I looked at the element of the narrator. In this story the narrator wasn’t hard to spot like some other stories. Edie tells the story through insights on her feelings, how she describes others in the story, and her romances.
Throughout the story Edie experienced many different feelings from things that made her feel good to things that made her feel horrible. She tells us that she loved being left alone in the house, to do her work when she felt like it. In this paragraph she also said how she loved the lighting in the kitchen and she loved the double sink. Then she compares it to her life before at home and tells about the rag-plugged ...

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her coming straight out and saying it.
Once again we jump ahead in the story to her waiting on the letter. Edie says, “The mail came everyday except Sunday, between one-thirty and two in the afternoon, a good time for me. Because Mrs. Peebles was always having her nap. I would get my kitchen cleaned and then go up to the mail box and sit in the grass, waiting.” In those few sentences we can figure out that she was very eager to hear from Chris. There is another insight to her feelings without saying it (p. 733). I was perfectly happy waiting. But as you read on, her feelings of waiting change. She goes from smiling because she was happy to smiling because she knew the mailman counted on it. Then we read
On page 734 paragraph 197 that she knows the letter isn’t coming and she hurts, but she realizes that she doesn’t want to make that journey to the mailbox day after day and year after year. That the last real insight she gives on her feelings.
Next, we turn to Edie’s description of ...

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