I do not fully understand "Day of the Butterfly" by Alice Munro. Does anyone know what it is about?
What is the central message. I didn't understand the ending and why did Myra have to go to the hospital? Help please.
I'd appreciate it very much.
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
The character Myra Salya was diagnosed with leukemia. She had been the strange one who was always picked on by the other girls at school, until she is befrended by the protagonist. At the hospital, she is given all sorts of gifts, yet she doesn't understand any of it.
I believe the story's theme has to do with "the pecking order" of the school's society, and the butterfly symbolizes the passing of one life to the next.