• Essay
    in found in texts named On the Rainy River by Tim O’ Brien, Shooting an Elephant by George Orwell, and On Seeing England for the First Time by Jamaica Kincaid. In the text, named On the Rainy River, the author encounters internal conflict deciding whether he should fight in the Vietnam War or to flee...
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  • Annie John
    Annie John Annie John is an autobiography written by Jamaica Kincaid. In the Autobiography, Jamaica Kincaid plays Annie John, and her mother's name is also Annie John. The Background of this novel is about the activity in the society of children on a small island named Antigua. Annie John is separated...
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  • "Edward, Edward" (anonymous poem) and "Girl" (Jamaica Kincaid)
    and “Girl” (Jamaica Kincaid) What do you find disturbing in these texts and why? We expect mothers to be the most wonderful persons just because we portray them to be that way. However, in the poem “Edward, Edward”, by an anonymous write, and the short story “Girl”, by Jamaica Kincaid, both portray...
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  • Yupp
    But what if the baker won't let me feel the bread? Girl by Jamaica Kincaid is definitely an interesting read about how a “good” woman in most likely the writer’s culture is supposed to be like. At first I began to think that this is not a story at all but a list of does and don’ts for women in her...
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  • Destructive Perfection
    has no intrinsic definition. Unfortunately, women are appraised by fulfilling expectations that humanity has developed over time. In “Girl”, by Jamaica Kincaid, a dialogue between mother and daughter reflects an illustration of unrealistic expectations and guidelines enforced that misleadingly define what...
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  • Instructions from Mom
    English 1302 Instructions from Mom Have you ever been given instructions on how to live your life the “right” way ? The short story Girl by Jamaica Kincaid is all about a concerned mother who tells her young daughter how to act so she becomes a respected lady and not a slut. The mother focuses on how...
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  • tourist
    their vacation as, then they would go with the flow of the natives. The natives do not like the tourists. Under “Voice.” Clifford has a quote from Jamaica Kincaid, some of what she said was that “Every native would like to find a way out, every native would like a rest, every native would like a tour. But...
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  • Mister
    Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid (1983) Reprinted in 40 Short Stories: A Portable Anthology by permission of Farrar, Straus, & Giroux, LLC Read for: C.B.’s Short Story Sunday John’s Short Story Monday This is not your typical short story. It is a sentence. A very long one, but it doesn’t feel...
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  • The Setting as It Relates to Young Goodman Brown by Nathaniel Hawthorne and Girl by Jamaica Kincaid
    stories immerge as paragons of a setting's importance, these being Young Goodman Brown by Nathanial Hawthorne and, more contemporarily, Girl by Jamaica Kincaid. Both exemplify the importance of setting as it reflects and applies to the core meaning of each piece. On a very basic level, the setting of...
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  • english
    same thought as I. We women have more rights to do so much more, our women ancestors were not able to do as much as us. In the essay “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid, she says “On Sundays try to walk like a lady and not like a slut you are so bent on becoming…” (261). Women have to be careful with doing certain...
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  • The Lady with the Pet Dog
    emotional experience. The detail switch around the main character according with the author. Works Cited Byerman Keith E. “Anger in a Small Place: Jamaica Kincaid’s Cultural critique of Antigua.” College Literature 22.1 (Feb. 1995): 91-103. Rpt. in Contemporary Literature Criticism. Ed. Jeffrey W. Hunter...
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  • bala
    They see and experience many factors that influence their everyday lives, which help them grow stronger when they become adults. In “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid and “The Lesson” by Toni Cade Bambara the characters within the stories learn valuable lesson with help them grow to become better individuals...
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  • Misogyny and the Patriarchal Contruct
    patriarchy is something we can not permanently overthrow because it is so deeply rooted in our society. In contrast, the short story “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid suggests that women are sentenced to patriarchy as a result of socially constructed gender stereotypes. She criticizes the idealized patriarchal...
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  • Ruth Benedict's Relationship with Her Mother
    determining who the daughter turns out to be as an adult. In the following stories about the life of Ruth Benedict, as well as two others written by Jamaica Kincaid and Andrea Lee, we will explore the mother daughter relationship, and just how much effect these mother's had on their daughter's adult personalities...
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  • Audience, Aim and Tone
    | | | | |by Jamaica Kincaid | | | | | ...
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  • Girl
    Many females can relate to “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid, not only through childhood experiences but also through society’s view on women today. The mother may seem strict and overbearing but has reason to do so due to her fear of her daughter becoming a slut. With the theme as fear of the community’s...
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  • Sdjfs
    Eiseley – “The Bird and the Machine” p. 601 Mark Twain – “Two Ways of Viewing a River” handout George Orwell – “Shooting an Elephant” p. 979 Jamaica Kincaid – “On Seeing England for the First Time” p. 904 (first four paragraphs) Tone Vocabulary (Words Useful in Describing Tone) Define any of the...
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  • Jamaica Kincaid's "Girl"
    Analysis Jamaica Kincaid's "Girl" is a remarkable piece that gives readers the knowledge of her childhood. In this "Girl" short story, the character gives the daughter a list of instructions on what she must do to become a woman. Kincaid's short story reveals the significance of a woman's role. Kincaid...
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  • Postcolonialism
    Edward Said (sah-EED), Homi Bhabha (bah-bah), Frantz Fanon (fah-NAWN), Gayatri Spivak, Chinua Achebe (ah-CHAY-bay) , Wole Soyinka, Salman Rushdie, Jamaica Kincaid, and Buchi Emecheta. Key Terms: Alterity - "lack of identification with some part of one's personality or one's community, differentness, otherness" ...
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  • Girls
                                    2                                     A Feminist Critical Perspective of “Girl”     This paper will analyze Jamaica Kincaid’s short poem “Girl” from a feminist perspective. Kincaid’s use of specific language, especially one of negation, is found throughout the...
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