This essay explores Alice Monro s strategies for pondering through the mystery and the aporia appearing in her short story The Love of a Good Woman. The Love of a Good Woman contains many mysteries not only in the outward story but also in the inner plot. Monro’s mystery is completely different from the traditional narratives, in which the veil is gradually revealed as the narrative progresses, gradually heading toward a labyrinthine process, and ultimately remaining unresolved. These mysteries reach an aporia in which evidence and disproving appear at the same time. The mystery and aporia the protagonist faces are also applicable to universal humans. In this fiction, Monro uses mystery and aporia as strategies in which all humans must constantly ponder over to make their way without a guide in an ambiguous reality.
Ⅱ. 미스터리, 애매모호, 아포리아
Ⅲ. 인물들의 언어를 통해 본 미스터리와 아포리아