Girl By Jamaica Kincaid
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...Girl By Jamaica Kincaid Though the genre of ‘Girl’ by Jamaica Kincaid is confusing, but it seems closer to short story. There are “five basic elements of a short story: setting, characters, plot, conflict and theme.” (Kay, Gelsheen & Gelsheen, 127) Girl is set in a single setting and the plot of the story develops with a dialogue between a mother and her daughter. The primary speaker is the mother, who starts giving instructions to her daughter regarding everyday chores of household like washing clothes, and cooking. The conflict arises when she asks her daughter: “Is it true that you sing benna in Sunday school?” (Kincaid, 8) ‘Benna’ must be some forbidden song that mother doesn’t approve... ...