The Lessons Learned

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The lessons learned

The lessons well taught by the woman before us are handed down throughout the generations. This wisdom is learned thorough out each of those women before us. They each lived in a different setting of life where woman did not have as many choices then but only the choice to follow the word of man. As we carried on life we would give those instructions to our daughters. By our daughters following those instructions would ensure their success into the world of men. We receive advice from our parents about manners and what is right and wrong. This is proven in this quote “on Sundays try to walk like a lady and not like the slut you are so bent on becoming; don’t sing benna in Sunday school” (Jamaica Kincaid 116) We are supposed to follow these rules that are set in place in order to ensure that we succeed in the future. Also they are there to so we are lady like and raised proper. When we are told to do something it is in our best interest to follow those instructions. Not all of the time we will follow these lessons we edit them to suit our needs and wants. In this generation things have changed in the world people except new things and live differently than the generation before us. In this quotation “this is how to bully a man; this is how a man bullies you; this is how to love a man, and if this doesn't work there are other ways, and if they don't work don't feel too bad about giving up” (Jamaica Kincaid 117) This is specific instructions given by the mother to her daughter on how to handle a man when her daughter gets old enough to be in that type of relationship. As a parent myself I teach things to my daughter in how to handle herself around young boys. Times have changed throughout generations but we give instructions that were handed down by our own parents before us. This seems to be a never ending cycle of wisdom of the world. As time has passed through out our generations we are now able to say we have overcome the hard times of...
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