In society there has always been the stereotyping of males and females, particularly their roles in society and how they are expected to behave. Men were classified as strong and the females were characterized as weak and helpless. In the short stories, "Boys and Girls by Alice Munro and "The Glass Roses by Alden Nowlan, this theme is very apparent through the two main characters in the stories. The two main characters are two young adolescents that are going through drastic changes, while society's pressure is on them. Both characters in the two stories share similar characteristics and differences.
The main character in "Boys and Girls is a girl who is nameless because the author probably wanted to stress out the male and female gender roles in society. She is a tomboy because she really enjoys working outside with her father doing chores; however, her mother wants her inside helping. The girl is in that stage in her life where she is stuck between being a child and being a girl. The role of being a girl was not just what she was "it was what [she] had to become. This is very similar to Stephan in "the Glas