Sunday, September 11, 2011

My Story, "The Wedding of Tom to Tom"

I know, I know.  Arrogant.  But this story is pretty good and I think we can learn some stuff from it...

"The Wedding of Tom to Tom."

How are two stories in this story combined into one?
How are the main characters revealed? 
What's at stake, both for the narrator and for the main characters?

Alice Munro's "The Bear Came over the Mountain"

"The Bear Came over the Mountain."

What's the narratibve strategy?  How does Munro "frame" this story?
How does the voice of the story reveal what the story is about?
How does Munro flesh out her characters (both major and minor)?