- 信阳师范学院 文学院, 河南 信阳 464000
On the Writing of Intergenerational Relationship in Alice Munro's Short Stories
- College of Liberal Arts, Xinyang Normal University, Xinyang 464000, China
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Abstract: The writing of intergenerational relationship is one of the important themes in Alice Munro's works. From the perspective of the changes in family intergenerational relations, Munro outlines the social construction process of Canadian nation-state in more than 100 years with the help of the intergenerational relationship between different generations by taking the three types of family intergenerational relations in four generations of families as the longitudinal clue, namely, the mid-19th century immigrant generation, and the late 19th century new generation, and the early 20th century transformational generation, and the mid-20th century transitional generation. In the works, the author shows the time nature of the different intergenerational relations of English born Scottish immigrants under the mode of colonial cultural inheritance in the new world of North America, reveals the objective influence of individual social context on each generation, and points out the universality and inevitability of intergenerational conflicts in different historical and cultural contexts.