Since her mother warns her from being a slut she tells her about a medicine that would ‘throw away a child before it even becomes a child”(Kincaid, 470) which suggests that the mother did not trust her daughter and feared that she would become a ‘slut’ despite the constant warnings. “You are not a boy” (Kincaid, 470) perfectly sums up the entire story because this one sentence summarizes all the warnings and advice the mother was giving her daughter. In Becoming members of Society: Learning the Social Meanings of Gender by Aaron H. Devor it shows that gender is a merely socially constructed and assigned and in Girl by Jamaica Kincaid that is exactly what’s
Furthermore, the narrator goes through a rough time during the story because her mother feels like she can be good at something and stick to it. The narrator thinks otherwise because of the fact that she wants to do something that is in her best interest. For instance, the narrator’s experiences as a child were difficult to deal with because of the suffering that the mother gave to her. The mother had authority over the narrator and forced her to involve in things that she did not want to do. An indication of the story is, “Only two kinds of daughters.
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 Amy Tan’s Joy Luck Club, the different stories show how the different characters develop and progress. Rose Hsu Jordan begins “Half and Half” as someone who clearly lacks of conviction as she allows everyone but her to make decisions. Throughout “Without Wood”, however, Rose Hsu Jordan begins to learn, with the help of her mother, how to speak up. In both stories, Rose Hsu Jordan’s development transforms her from a timid and passive girl, to an assertive woman who doesn’t allow others to step on her. Nonetheless, this change was brought upon not by an event, but rather, it was brought upon by Rose’s mother.
Jamaica Kincaid 's "Girl" (163) 1. Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” is a daughter’s mimicry of how her mother tells her to perform housekeeping and includes other sensitive topics her mother deems important for proper behavior in her culture. Because of the content and demanding tone, do you find the mother abusive and demeaning, or is something else going on? Explain thoroughly by pointing out passages from the text as your proof Girl’s mother is unmannerly rude probably she thinks that she knows better from the age point of view as well as she knows better the womankind: “slut you are so bent on becoming.” Mother was treated as a slave her entire life and she doesn’t know a better form of treatment towards another womankind, her own daughter. In
Mango, Abuela, and Me is a fantastic book for the classroom. This book is about a girl who has her grandmother from a Spanish speaking country come and live with her. Her grandmother does not know the same language as the girl nor is familiar with her culture. The grandmother and the girl desperately want to get to know each other, however there is a language barrier between them. Through the book, the girl discovers how she can make a connection with her grandmother and communicate with her.
In the poem, “Ballad of Birmingham”, the poet really touches on the theme of a mother’s protection over her children. Most mothers carry a relationship with their children. A main part of this relationship is the mother establishing her protection over her own children. Although, many kids may not understand why their mother strives to protect them so much the mother knows very well why she does. In the poem the poet is able to illustrate a mother’s protection over her daughter.
The role of the Aunts in Gilead is not only to train the Handmaids at the Rachel and Leah Re-education Center, but to sustain the rituals of Gileadean society. The Aunts break the spirits of the Handmaids-in-training in order to guarantee their complacency. According to Lee Briscoe Thompson in Scarlet Letters: Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale, Handmaids are isolated from one another not physically, but mentally by being taught how to betray other women. The Aunts teach that “the only storytelling permitted or rewarded are informing on others or testifying against oneself”. This encouragement for betrayal creates an atmosphere of paranoia and fear amongst Handmaids, thereby, ensuring the Handmaids will obey the rules outlined by the Aunts.
Amy Tan’s book, The Joy Luck Club, teaches the reader many lessons about family values and trust in one another. The most important lesson is that of the relationship between mothers and daughters. Tan makes important statements about the need daughters have to live up to their mother’s expectations, and their want for love from them. Not only that, she also tries to teach the reader that the connection between a mother and daughter is incredibly strong. An-Mei says to June, “Not know your own mother?
Despite this daydream, Mama remains a woman with few illusions about how things are going and how will it be. As Dee hold an alternative person when she renamed herself as Wangaro her mother rejected a traditional gender role. She sometimes turn her back on the house because it confess