In no perception of gender roles. She views her

              In a world where patriarchy does
exist, a collection of movements that defined equal political and social rights,
are waves of feminism. In the short story “boys and girls” by Alice Munro where
a young girl play a role in society did not consider women and men equal. The
story took place in a time of traditional gender roles are obligatory. The
young girl has no perception of gender roles. She views her father work on the
farm as essential, while she views her mother’s work not worthwhile. She faces
a challenging road of developing her social identity. The remarks of gender
roles and patriarchy have been systematically denigrating feminist characteristics.

The narrator is torn between what her roles are suppose to be as women, forced
the girl to change the way she views gender roles, which alter her positioned
and accepted her own gender identity.

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             A society where gender roles are
constructed by patriarchy ideology influenced how human developed their
personal identity. The
narrator told herself stories during her alone time where she’s tightly under
the covers. Alice Munro states, “I rescued people from a bombed building”
(154). She sees the male gender role in her father. As young girl, she
grew up watching her father working around the farm. Her father raised silver
foxes and primarily used their fur and sold it to fur trader companies. In the
summer she would help filled water can and bring down to the pen. The author Alice Munro described
her father work as “ritualistically important” (156). The sequence of gender
role visually shows the critical asset of male figure. The narrator states
“Nevertheless I worked willingly under his eyes, and with a feeling of pride”
(Munro 155). All the everyday labor that her father does is part of the
narrator life, which she takes great pride in assisting her father. The
male are dominant figure in the house providing necessities needs to their
family. According to author Lois
Tyson “Feminist theory points out…gender roles are produce by patriarchy rather
than by nature” (142). The manmade construct traditional gender roles, which
are inorganic ways for human to identify their gender roles. She defer
her roles of being a girl, instead she diverge towards a male role that she
sees the most significant part of her growing up.

           Female morals are considered
feminine. The narrator had complication coming to term with feminisms. Her
mother was assigned a task of traditional womanhood role, which is of child-care
and food preparation. The role of women did not captivate the narrator. The family
grows fruits and makes them into jelly jams. She was given a task of what her
mother would do in the kitchen. Her tasks consist of peeling the fruits and
soaking the fruits in the hot water. When she works around the house narrator states, “work in the house was
endless, dreary and peculiarly depressing” (Munro 156). She does not want to
engage in womanly chores. At a point when she was done assisting her
mother, she ran out of the house in order to avoid another task from her
mother. It shows evidence shortfall of a feminist role in her mother. She
relate between the masculine roles her father provides in the family versus the
feminism work her mother provides. Author Lois Tyson states, “Feminism argues that while we may be born
female or male, we are not born feminine or masculine. Rather, it is society
that decide which behaviors are considered feminine” (143). In a society that
decides self-identity that portrays our behaviors.  The mother compels to get the narrator work
with the mother as appropriate work for women. Indeed it was not something she
enjoyed. She denied her mother plans when she grows older to take traditional
female roles.

As
the narrator grows older, the variance between boys and girls get more
comprehensible and feud in her self-identity. Everything around her environment
is changing. The young girl seen every pattern work that her father had done as
a fox-breeder. Slowly but surly       In her world that is full of truths and
conflicts is now up to her to make a stand for herself. Now, the young girl is
understanding the 

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