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Short Storys Essay In the short story The Salt Garden written by Atwood Alma has a realization that the balance of power in her relationship with Theo and Mort can not last forever There are many instances of this loss of this power balance throughout the story In about the middle of this story the narrator revels to the readers that both Theo and Mort possessed their homes and claimed them as property much the same as they do with their women At this point the narrator is displaying to the audience the inconsequential amount of control or power that Alma really posses in these partnerships Towards the completion of the story Alma conveys to the audience that she is content with things the way that they are being with both men which she later realizes can not continue for long and there is nothing she can say or do to prevent it from happening that way At the conclusion of the story when Alma comes to the realization that her and Theo will not be together forever it is this point in the story when she really begins to see how her power in the relationship is not balanced and how really she has no control on the outcome Munros short story Miles City Montana displays a distinct loss of power when the narrator is confronted with the unendurable thought of not being capable of protecting her child from death The story opens with the narrators recollection of a childhood memory of a little boy drowning near her home At the boys funeral she also recalls thinking of how no one not ever his father could have saved him from his demise yet it wasnt until later on in life that she realized what this had actually meant The instant in her life that she came to this realization was not until she herself was put in a position where her childs
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