• Rhetorical Analysis
    The Estrangement A mother is such a complex figure to think about. Mothers are expected to be loving, caring, sweet, but also firm and disciplinary. As seen around the world, mothers share different values and beliefs on raising their children. Many believe that the way a mother cares for her...
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  • Girl
    Girl Upon reading Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl,” I clearly felt as though her mother was my aunt. This story tells of a mother giving her daughter advice, on how to be a lady, how to cook and clean, get and keep a man. She tells her daughter everything she needs to do to succeed as a woman without becoming...
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  • The Perseverance of the African American Society
    The Perseverance of the African American Society Nakia Gray ENG 125 Marc McGrath September 20, 2010 The Perseverance of the African American Society The African American society has gone through years of challenges and turmoil. Through all the years, African American people have demonstrated...
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  • Jamaica Kincaid
    Jamaica Kincaid Jillian Nichols Jamaica Kincaid is known for her complex, metaphorical writing that often leaves her readers mystified. Using her childhood in Antigua and her past relationships as her story line, Kincaid makes use of her personal experiences. Overall, she is one of the most important...
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  • Short Story Analysis of Girl by Jamaica Kincaid
    Short story analysis of Girl by Jamaica Kincaid Have you ever wished that someone had given you a guide on how live the right way? Jamaica Kincaid does just that in her short story, Girl. The narrative is presented as a set of life instructions to a girl by her mother to live properly in Antigua in...
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  • Girl
    Girl by Jamaica Kincaid “Girl”, is a short story by the renowned Jamaica Kincaid; a Caribbean author and poet. The story depicts the instructions of how young girls should conduct themselves in public. Young girl’s duties involve responsibilities such as cleaning, cooking as well as societal social...
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  • Girl and Woman
    following interview, Kreilkamp provides an overview of Kincaid's life and literary career upon the publication of The Autobiography of My Mother, and Kincaid comments on her relationship with the New Yorker, publishing, and gardening.] A teenage girl in the mid-1960s abandons her home on Antigua, a tiny...
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  • Jamaica Kincaid
    Jamaica Kincaid was born in 1949 as Elaine Potter Richardson on the island of Antigua. She lived with her stepfather, a carpenter, and her mother until 1965 when she was sent to Westchester, New York to work as an au pair. In Antigua, she completed her secondary education under the British system due...
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  • Feminist Perspective
    Feminist Perspective This presentation will introduce you to the feminist critical perspective through a close examination of the short story “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid. The Feminist Critical Perspective “Feminist criticism questions the ways in which women have been defined through a literary tradition...
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  • Girl/Woman Work Socio-Historical Critique
    interesting poetry or stories. Two phenomenal women, Maya Angelou and Jamaica Kincaid portray two different points of view in their works of literature. A lot of things can contribute to their differences, but in particularly their upbringing is a major cause of their variances. In Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl...
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  • Difficult Mothers
    “Difficult Mothers” In Jamaica Kincaid “The Estrangement” not talking to your mom after a huge fight and 3 years later she’s dead must be hard for someone. Kincaid talks about how when she, and her 3 brothers were young, they saw her as a God, because her mom was always there, making sure if they were...
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  • Domination of Women
    actions have been taken on by the domination of the women by their spouses, their family, as well the way they where raised as young girls as in the story “Girl” these are just some of the sources of domination. A young girl is being manipulated as she is raised to be what her mother tells her to be. Her...
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  • Provoking the Inevitable Change: an Analysis on Jamaica Kincaid’s Girl
    Girl, a narrative written by Jamaica Kincaid, is a short story written in a dialogue style and stream of consciousness narration. The speaker is an authoritative female figure who teaches a girl about traditional living and the obligations of a girl to society. The narrative is basically one large sentence...
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  • Kincaid
    Bradley English 112-015 13 September 2012 Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” Response : Motherly Love Out of love and responsibility, a mother will always be there for her child because they want what’s best for them. Throughout life mothers teach life-learning lessons about how children should act. Many mothers...
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  • Reread "Girl"
    Girl, written by Jamaica Kincaid, is a short story about the relationship between a mother and daughter. Actually, it reflects the true living background in Kincaid’s time by listing a series of imperative sentences, which show how the mother had a certain life style on how she wanted her...
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  • Jamaica Kincaid's Lucy
    Jamaica Kincaid’s Lucy Coming of age is a popular topic for many fiction novels. Jamaica Kincaid is an author that excels at her craft. She envelops you in the plot, making you feel as if you yourself are a part of the tale. Lucy portrays the life of a young woman beginning her quest for freedom...
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  • A Mother's Advice
    Girl by Jamaica Kincaid: A Mother’s Advice Girl, a short story by Jamaica Kincaid based on her thoughts from a woman’s words to her as she remembers. Words that in her younger years she just listens and hears but as she grew older , came out to be wise words from a mother that has experienced life...
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  • Comparitive Essay
    Every story, every book, and every piece of literature that was and ever will be written is unique in its own way. This is in large part due to the indisputable fact that every person is unique. Amongst the billions of unique people that have walked this earth came unique authors and from these authors...
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  • Caribbean Literature
    are unaware of. In The Oxford Book of Caribbean Short Stories, written by Stewart Brown and John Wickham, there are many depictions of the difficulties that people experience in the Caribbean. A common theme amongst many of these short stories is identity. In postcolonial societies, for example, the...
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  • Papers
    Page 1 of 8 Annotated Reading Stories About Freedom Unit.Lesson.Activity #_______ American Literature "The Story of an Hour, " by Kate Chopin Summary: Mrs. Mallard has heart trouble, and her sister and husband's friend Richards have come to tell her that her husband has been killed. Mrs...
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