Our history takes us back to when women where taken advantage of and had no mind of their own. These manipulative 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 mother continuously over talks the girl as if she has no mind of her own. Don't do this, and don't do that is what the girl is told but in return tells the girl this is how to do this, and this is what a man likes. The young girl's mother takes control of her life with no answers for the young girls questions, so she is always left questionable. In “The Story of an Hour” the main character Mrs. Mallard is told terrible news by one of her husbands friends that she lost her husband to a train accident. A sorrowing wife; Mrs. Mallard sits isolated in a dark corner by a window sobbing. As the women gets an epiphany, and the thought of freedom rings her bells. Mrs. Mallard celebrates her joy of being a widow because, life for this women has been as if she was tied to a leash by what her society says what women should be like and as well by her husbands domination. The protagonist of the story “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid will soon develop the sense of need for freedom just like that of the protagonist from “ The Story of an Hour” by Kate Chopin. The girls mother's manipulative guidance towards the girls life from a child to women by her judgmental comments will cause the girl to seek happiness.This will then conclude with an unhappy girl in the search to find her own destiny.
Jamaica Kincaid story “Girl” has shown a problem that many young girls face from their parents dominative actions by being over protective. The parents take control of what they think is right and what is wrong for their children. Just like the young girl in the story, she has...
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