Girl is a replica of a one sided conversation between a mother to her daughter; the mother advices and warns her daughter on what a girl her age should and shouldn’t do. The story starts out with a demand which continues on to a laundry list of chores and duties. The tone remains formal
You don't see your sister using that junk.” Connie’s mother urges her to be neat and more responsible like her older sister, June. June receives constant praise for her maturity, whereas Connie just gets insulted and nagged. Being compared to your sibling can cause you to feel inadequate and worthless. The thought of you not being good enough would always be popping into your
It takes the form of a series of lessons; the point of the lessons, according to the mother, is to teach her daughter to behave and act properly” (Wellesley, pars. 1-2) .The daughter realizes that the mother commands a lot of her. Starting at the very beginning of the poem, throughout and at the end of the poem the daughter is demanded by the mother to perform tasks.”Wash the white clothes on Monday and put them on the stone heap” (Kincaid). The way the mother talks to her daughter we can automatically tell that the mother is in complete control of her daughter and is not going to have anything less of greatness from her daughter. The mother’s unwillingness to talk to her daughter calmly and nicely shows how much she wants her daughter to be a lady and how much control the mother has over the daughter.
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
Basically the mother is micromanaging how the daughter walks and is telling her that she has to follow all these rule. My doing this the mother is demonstrating the strict norms that women in the society have to follow in order to belong and not be rejected. The two behaviors that the parents
The daughters statement was clearly just her opinion on her mother passing not with any back up evidence which would of gave the mother a more solid thought on just her passing. So the speaker doesn’t seem so enthusiastic about the way her family judges her value, her worth, or her performance. The mother seems in distress which is also just like a student being graded in school and they don’t meet the standards that are set for them by others. The irony here is that rather than parents mark their children, it is the children and father who is marking her, which is the commonly thought to be the most important figure in the household and family. The speaker leads us to believe that there is going to be some action to take place as she continues the metaphor by stating “dropping out” so will she leave?
A single tune may seem harmless but the meaning behind the words of the song actually contradict the advice the mother is trying to relay. The benna song symbolizes unladylike manners that the mother is constantly repeating to her young daughter not to do. The mother uses her words to dictate her daughter to religiously be very mannered like. As singing the song may damage her reputation. Which the mother would not approve of it, so what the mother means is that she would like her daughter to sing or speak in a very formal way.
In the story “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker, one can sympathize with Dee. She seems to just want to better herself and her mother and sister just do not understand her desires. It is so sad that she does not have her family’s support. Support makes a huge difference when one is trying to accomplish material possessions and establish a higher reputation in society that would be hard for him/her. The narrator in this story is Dee’s mother, Mrs. Johnson.
Dee show that she wants her mother to proud of her because she is trying to fight the oppression her mother was just used to. This confused her mother because she just thought that it would always be like, but Dee 's friends have shown her hope in becoming equal whether she thinks this or not. The reason this was implied was because of her devotion to the cause of becoming equal. This was a big boost for the identity crisis to start because she did not know that the dream of becoming equal was possible. This influenced Dee to become Wangero because she has becoming a supporter of becoming free.
It should make one more versatile and adaptable, like Tan’s mother. Growing up Tan tells a story about pretending she was her own mother in a conflict communicated over the phone; she expressed her shame about the situations that broken English had put her in. Unfortunately, her mother’s English was so poor there was no other way to mitigate the situation. Using “broken” English, her mother always seemed to resolve her issues and go about her life quite easily. If her mother spoke a broken form of English and managed to accomplish things in life, one should be able to write this way.