This quote expresses the tone of strict because the mom is telling Amy Tan that she can only live in the house if she is an obedient daughter. The quote, “‘Then I wish I weren’t your daughter, I wish you weren’t my mother,’ I shouted”(Tan 141-142) expresses the tone of hateful because the things Tan said as a child to her mother were just hateful to say. The relationship between this mother and daughter is a poor
The story “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid is narrated by a woman who lists numerous detailed instructions on how to be a “proper” woman. These instructions include things that are relevant to household duties, etiquette skills, attire, relationships, etc. They may sound like simple common tasks, however, it seems to describe more stereotypical roles of how women are perceived. Kincaid's story gives an insight to these gender roles and society’s perception of women in which readers are able to feel and understand this woman. It’s obvious why readers would assume that it’s the mother who is telling the story, since she is the one giving the orders, except the speaker is actually the daughter.
She later asks if it's an opportunity for her mom only. She does not see any benefits for her and concludes that the choice of change is due to selfishness not bettering of both parties. She thinks that it is unfair that he mom makes all the decisions because she disagrees with them. Her mom is deciding to do this "finally graduate" and change their lives for the better. While away the daughter will have to stay with her Grandma who she doesn’t know well.
There is always someone to look after Olinka women … our people pity women..."(162) This shows that the Olinka culture downgrades women simply because it is their own customary beliefs. Apparently, it's customary for men to be educated while women and girls work at home. The novel makes the Olinka tribal culture horrible compared to America. In ways as, “Although the one ritual the do have to celebrate womanhood is so bloody and painful, I forbid Olivia to even think about it.”(188) The way this quote is worded it brings up the negative traits of this culture. Basically, Nettie tells Celie all the negative cultural aspects of the Olinka
Girl: Summary and Analysis “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid, eloquently draws readers into an interaction between a mother teaching her daughter about the ways of a domestic wife and not a slut. The mother gives her a list of rules and tells her to follow these particular rules or she will be deemed a slut. There is an exorbitant amount of rules about laundry, cooking, and behaviors, ranging from what days it is proper to do laundry to “this is how to spit up in the air if you feel like it, and this is how to move quick so that it doesn’t fall on you” (Kincaid). During the entire dialogue the mother repeatedly tells the girl that her behavior is that of a slut. The girl only says two sentences.
fShe tries to questions this possibility but Arnetta just brushed her off. Laurel has a difficult time believing someone would have used the slur word especially the girl Arnetta points out, “ it is very unlikely this happy-looking girl would call anyone a “nigger” (Milne 2). Laurel also considers the fact that it may not be easy to fight Troop 909 since the girls may also fight back and may even deny saying the slur word. Considering other people’s perspective in a situation without blindly judging them shows.. . Laurel is thoughtful and empathetic towards people who are in difficult situations.
When it comes to her love life though, Shazzer cannot completely follow her radical feminist belief and act as though having to wait for a call from a potential love interest had no effect on her. She clearly despises men’s superior role to women in society and tries to tackle this problem by stating her opinion and acting on her beliefs (being a solid believer in sisterhood and putting it over her relationships with men). Shazzer’s character in the novel does not completely fulfill the role of a feminist cliché but she definitely has some characteristics that match up with stereotypical definitions of radical feminists. These character features might prove to be problematic for the novel’s recipients as it is not an obvious ironic presentation of the media’s image of feminist activists and could be understood as criticism on feminism: Readers who believe these feminist images could feel vindicated in their
Jamaica Kincaid writes “girl” A story or poem that is something like a lecture from a mother figure to a daughter figure. There is an enormous amount of ways to present the tone. The tone of “Girl” is loving, caring, but strict. Jamaica uses literary devices to achieve the tone. She uses characters, setting, plot, point of view and style to establish a tone.
Because of the intolerance it leads him to take a stand for what he thought was right. He refused to believe the girls stories, and he was not willing to confess a lie. Along with intolerance, hysteria was occurring throughout the entire town. Hysteria was possibly the most import theme in the play even though it was shown mainly later in the play. It was primarily shown when the girls exaggerated things that were happening.
One such example is a common stereotypical female role, the cook. Some instances of this included when Francis, Scout and Jem’s cousin, repeats what his grandma says, “...That all men should learn to cook...be careful with their wifes and wait on ‘em when they don’t feel good”(68). This implies two things, that men should learn to cook along with the women, but that they should only cook when the women is not able too. Thus, the women has to cook every time unless she is sick. Another smaller example of this is when Scout is talking with Francis about his grandma teaching him how to cook ,Scout responds with, “‘Boys don’t cook.’ I giggled at the thought of Jem in an apron.”(68).