ELA 20 – 2011 Final Exam Study Guide

Read and consider carefully the short story, “An Ounce of Cure” by Alice Munro from the text, The Story Begins When the Story Ends : Canadian and World Short Fiction.

Select one of the following critical ideas as your focus and write an essay in which you discuss the ideas developed by the author.

  1. Doubt and Fear
  2. Human Relationships
  3. Life Pressures
  4. Consequences
  5. Identity and Sense of Self
  6. Gender Inequality
  7. Perceptions: Judging and Misjudging People and Their Actions

Hint: Be sure to take into account 9-25 particular details from the story to develop your argument. Your essay should be in the form of a Five Paragraph Essay