It is through these lessons that she hopes for her daughter to be respected within her own home and by her community as well. It is also through Kincaid 's use of her setting, constructive atmosphere, and one sentence structure that some readers can better understand the mother 's belief of how productivity will lead to a respected life. After reading "Girl" readers are now made more aware of the direct relation between domestic knowledge and strict gender roles being forced onto
Throughout our lives, as girls, we have been taught how to act, how to dress, how to act as a “young lady”. In the short story Girl by Jamaica Kincaid, we have seen how the narrator has strong values of how young women should be like and intensely advocates her daughter’s life to be traditional and most importantly gives her advice and warning her from becoming a “slut”. The narrator makes it very clear of how her daughter should act, giving her an endless list in order for her to be looked as a “good girl”. The narrator wants her daughter to be looked as a “good girl” because she wants to protect her by preventing the bad outcomes if she ever turns into a “slut”. The setting in Girl takes place in the West Indies; which has a significant influence of the narrator’s worldviews and values.
With the use of these three rhetorical strategies, she can get the reader to comprehend that every girl has the right to an education. Throughout the novel, Malala utilizes influential ethos while talking about how difficult it was for a girl to attend school in peace so that the audience will believe her story. For example, in the novel Malala states “The trips from school became tense and frightening, and I just wanted to relax once I was safe inside my home”. (Yousafzai,pg.62) This quote is included so that the reader will be able to perceive how she and the other girls felt while trying to obtain an education. Also, her purpose of
In her novel, The Joy Luck Club, Amy Tan focuses on the fact that the bond between a mother and daughter can overcome any ethnic barrier. Despite there being many disagreements and arguments about the ways to live their lives, Tan defies this issue by creating a bond that is unbreakable even though the experienced different upbringings. Certain disagreements keep the novel interesting and create a conflict depicting the problems stemming from this barrier. Through her use of similes, metaphors, and flashbacks, Tan shows how the bond between a mother and daughter can withstand even the strongest cultural differences. Tan expresses the changing connection between the main characters’ mother-daughter relationship through the use of metaphors.
The author is leaving a mystery by the subtle way of ending the story with a question mark. The main point of this passage is that the mother is giving her daughter advice at all time about everything. She tells the girl about life, men, cleaning, cooking, and keeping up her reputation with one admonishment after another. Even though the place is not mentioned, the rhythm of the words and the specifics of the girl 's life make us think that the story takes place in the West Indies. The mother worries that the current behavior of the girl will probably lead her to a life of promiscuity; even though the girl doesn’t seem to have reached
Kingston originally learnt the tradition of talk story from her mother and she spends most of her time judging the dynamics of each female role in her family. Each story and thoughts that are told are being passed from one generation down to another throughout their family. Kingston learns throughout the novel how to come to terms with each of these stories and she creates memoirs in order to make herself feel better about
By establishing a worker/client relationship, this will provide Laura with a secure base to operate from in the future. She will be able to confidently explore her historical, current, and future relationship with her mother knowing that she can receive comfort and reassurance from me, her social worker. Once she recognizes this secure base, I will assist her in discovering how she currently handles her relationship with her mother. During this relational discovery process with her mother, I will also allow her to explore her relationship with me, showing Laura how her previous ways of dealing with others could be positively changed through the change of her various internal behavioral models. Through this social worker and client relationship exploration, Laura will discover how her current perceptions of her mother are connected to expectations from their relationship when she was a child, providing her the opportunity to view the current relationship differently.
The author does this through the use of metaphors and form. To give the readers and the mother a better understanding about how the Grace Nichols felt about her and what she meant to her, she uses metaphors to describe the mother; ‘You were water to me deep and bold and fathoming’. In this first part of the poem the author is comparing the mother with water. The mother was understanding, protecting, courages and embracing. Grace Nichols is trying to tell us that a mother has to be someone strong, protecting and understanding you(the child) can look up to.
She made Temple realized that she deserved that normal life despite her disability. Eustacia also believed that her daughter can also accomplish great achievements and can conquer her frailty in order to have a successful life. In the last part of the movie, the important role of loved ones in overcoming any infirmities, such as autism, was also stressed out. Temple emphasized in her
The “Girl” is a poem that was written by Jamaica Kincaid. The poem depicts a mother instructing her daughter of what to do, and how to do it. As stated in the poem the child was being instructed on how to buy cotton which shows that the person receiving the instruction is a girl, “buying cotton to make a nice blouse,” shows females attributes and qualities. As quoted, “iron your father’s khaki shirt so that it doesn’t have a crease,” shows that it is a mother speaking. The tone of the poem is one of denial, because of the instruction in which the mother was giving to the daughter.
Maya Angelou once said “I’ve learned that I still have a lot to learn” and this applies to Janie when going through her marriages with Logan, Joe, and Tea Cake. In Zora Neale Hurston’s Their Eyes Were Watching God, she expresses how a girl can mature through her womanhood by facing many obstacles in her life, but not allowing them to stop her but to make her better. The use of motifs help the reader grasp a better understanding of the change and progress by using items such as the pear tree, the mule, and Janie’s hair to provide a deeper understanding of the context. There was plenty of symbolic representation in the book such as the pear tree which symbolizes Janie’s life and how through each marriage she grew on to the peach tree. The idea
Have you ever not seen eye to eye with your mother? In Alice Walker’s short story “Everyday Use”, we are shown how many of the choices we make and the things we value create our identity. This story focuses on two characters, mama and her daughter Dee (Wangero), who struggle to see the same way about their heritage. Dee wants the things made by her grandmother, to not admire it as an artifact, but rather to remake it. She wants to take them, and change them to match her lifestyle as it is today.
Mrs. Kern’s behavior techniques and strategies are all based upon “Catch them being good!” She believes that praise and connectivity are the ways of having few behavior problems. She also shares personal stories about herself and her family every day with her students. This is to help her build a safe and family-like classroom. She also is careful to listen to and learn from her students every day. She knows her students well, which allows her to create lessons based on their interests, recommend books based on their skills and prior knowledge and hobbies.
Finding some employment for Brenna would also be a good step in making her self-sufficient for her and her child. By working, Brenna will understand what it takes to raise a child on her own and everything that is involved in being a single parent. Lastly, I would work with Brenna and see if she would be interested in rekindling her relationship with her mother. At this time in Brenna’s she could really benefit from support from her mother. The interventions that I have set up for Brenna should help her be more independent in being a single mother and also try to find her
When I first read the “girl” I think this is a mother to daughter advice. They live in a poor social life. “Wash the white clothes on Monday and put them on the stone heap.” (Kincaid) The theme of the story is to remind the daughter not to become a slut. The narrator goes beyond by reminding how to keep the practical skills for a successful woman. The mother reminds her how to behave socially such as walking with proper posture.