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Nam, Sungsook. Positive alternatives for Life in Old Age in Alice Monros Short Stories. Studies in English Language & Literature 46.3 (2020): 61-80. This paper explores the positive alternatives of Monro's discourse about life of old age. Monro discusses aging and dementia in several short stories. She pursues a positive way of life as opposed to the conventional negative stereotypes on the elderly and life of old age. For such pursuits, Monro's characters take a reformed, strange and heterogeneous path rather than the fixed familiarity. In the conventional order, in old age, they usually follow a single, comfortable way to empty and give up, but Monro's elderly characters do not give up anything because of age. Instead, they maintain their own personality and adhere to being the subject of their own lives. That turns out to be their pride and the essence of life. Although their challenges are unfamiliar and unimaginable at first for the readers to accept, Munros persuasive discourse opens a new epistemology on life of old age and provides the reader with a new awareness of life. These contents are explored in the main text "Pride" and the secondary texts "Dolly," In Sight of the Lake, and The Bear Came Over the Mountain. (Hannam University)

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