Girl By Jamaica Woolf Analysis

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A Room Providing Freedom? A woman is given limited freedom. Something as simple as a room could give her a sense of liberty. In Virginia Woolf 's article, she claims that "a woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction." Woolf suggests that having a room literally allows women to have their own space to write, but figuratively traps them in their own thoughts due to a lack of freedom. In the works of Jamaica Kincaid, Virginia Woolf, and Alice Walker, the female figures have shown how their own thoughts, reflection, and creativity could be used as a sense of freedom. In the short story, "Girl," by Jamaica Kincaid, the writer shows how an older adult misguided a girl. The adult in the story says," On Sundays try to walk like a lady and not like the slut you are so bent on becoming" (Kincaid 1340). The adult figured the only way to get her to act mature was by using comparisons. In the text “mature” is used as a term to describe how a lady should properly act to not become a slut in the future. Comparisons aren 't the only things being used, but the appearance of the girl in this short story seems extremely important. The repute of the adult is in danger based on the girl’s actions. However, the repute of the girl is also important, as the adult is seen as saving her from getting the wrong attention from society. For example, the adult also says: This is how to hem a dress when you see the hem coming down and so to prevent yourself from

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