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"The Shining Houses" by Alice Munro is an auspicious example of hope in a short story.
Alice Munro effectively uses different techniques to present hope in "The Shining Houses." Through her use of characterization, theme and symbolism, Munro competently illustrates hope, creating optimism with the use of these three short story components.
The first technique that aids in the creation of hope in "The Shining Houses" is symbolism in the title. The word "shining" alone has many optimistic elucidations, including magnificent, elegant, radiant, glowing, clean and polished. These words are all heartening, and create an optimistic mood from the beginning of the story. The optimistic mood created by the title carries throughout the story, encouraging the reader to identify other conditions of hope further on.
In addition to symbolism in the title, Alice Munro creates hope through characterizat
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