Everything you need to understand or teach The Bear Came Over the Mountain by Alice Munro.
“The Bear Came Over the Mountain” is a short story by Alice Munro. It was originally published in The New Yorker in 1999. It follows the elderly married couple of Grant and Fiona following severe memory loss experiences by Fiona. Fiona is checked in to an assisted living facility and loses all memory of Grant. She develops a seemingly romantic relationship with another resident, and Grant must determine how to react to this peculiar development. The story explores themes of love, loyalty, personal history, marriage, and aging.