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...Jamaica Kincaid's surging rage, which was kindled during her colonial upbringing, towards the power relations in the society is depicted with an air wit in her commentary of 'A Small Place'. A complete comprehension of the article must invariably be based on the history of both the author and the country. The first settlement on the island we now know as Antigua was not established until the 1600s, when English settlers arrived. Antigua remained a part of the British Commonwealth until its independence in 1981. Today, Antigua is a popular vacation destination, attracting tourists with its ideal climate, 366 beautiful beaches, amazing landscape and leisurely... RUNNING HEAD: Whiteness Whiteness Whiteness...
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Girl By Jamaica Kincaid
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...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... to give...
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Annie John, Jamaica Kincaid
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...Jamaica Kincaid by John, Annie Kincaid is arguably one of the who have managed to tell stories of the girl child transiting from childhood to womanhood, incorporating emotions and splendor it deserves. Through Anna John, the protagonist, the author has successfully managed to reveal the struggle, loneliness, and isolation that meet the girl child as she tries to discover her identity. Though used to make the story more fascinating, conflict, mixed feelings and loss are among the most noticeable Challenges that Anna John faces. In addition, gender role is central in intensifying her challenges; nevertheless, she does not let herself succumb...
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Literary Anaylsis on Girl by Jamaica Kincaid
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...Jamaica Kincaid The short story ‘Girl’ by Jamaica Kincaid basically reflects a mother daughter relationship inwhich the mother tries to offer guidance to her daughter on how to become a desirable woman. The guidance offered is in the view of the mother the key concepts that make a good and appropriate woman in the society. The short story gives a variety of activities that the daughter is expected to carry out in order to meet the standards of a perfect woman. In short the story talks of things that the daughter should do and those she should not do. Additionally, it also tells of how do those things right and the different times that they should be done. However, the guidance... be...
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A Small Place by Jamaica Kincaid
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...Jamaica Kincaid in her novel can be said to be structured into four sections each of which is meant to address the diverse issues concerning the island nation of Antigua. Throughout the novel, one will come to the conclusion that the beauty of Antigua that is described by the author is not what it seems. This, it can be argued, is due to the fact that while the island may be full of beauty, it is also ridden with a corruption so great that it has become an integral part of the society. It can further be argued that the main them of the novel is corruption, which is so rife in the Antiguan society that it has led to its underdevelopment....
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Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid Position Paper
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...Jamaica Kincaid, around 1983, and first published in Great Britain in 1985. It is a story about a girl named Annie John, growing up from the age of ten to seventeen. It is told in the first person narrative. This essay will explore why Annie's maturity was the cause of the termination of her close relationship with her mother. Annie John is Annie's story of her maturing developments which caused the change in her relationship with her mother. Annie experienced changes in her relationship with her mother during her adolescent years. She suffered a strained relationship with her mother... Dr. Salam Mir English 76-221 3/7/2007 Annie John Relationships in Annie John. Annie John was written by...
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A Small Place By Jamaica Kincaid
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...Jamaica Kincaid in the book, “A Small Place”, is humorous, sarcastic, and spot on. There is no doubt that every tourist to Antigua will after reading this book be more aware of the pain of the local life, and the dismal history of the place, which though small had a unique flavor in itself. Talking about the small island of Antigua, the writer has placed significance on the sarcasm of poverty and under-development and crossed it against the confidence and magnanimity of the hearts of the people... Introduction To A Pioneering Book The flavor of a place is truly felt only when the local culture and lifestyle is experienced. The entire anecdote of a tourist’s dismal journey in Antigua as presented by...
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Critical research paper on the book Lucy by Jamaica Kincaid
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...Jamaica Kincaid Lucy, a novel by JamaicaKincaid (Elaine Potter Richardson), was first published in 1990. This book, first of the series to be based outside the Caribbean scenario, tells the story of a young girl named Lucy who comes to America to work as an au pair to a white, wealthy couple. The entire story is narrated in first person and closely reflects Kincaid’s own life. In fact, the main protagonist Lucy Josephine Potter shares a name and also the birthday with Kincaid. Therefore, in a certain sense this book can also be called an autobiography that is more or less based on the writer’s own life and experiences. We notice this trend of having... is not presented vividly here. Instead,...
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The Narrator in the story Girl by Jamaica Kincaid
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...Jamaica Kincaid is about a mother offering guidance to her daughter on how she should leave a respectable kind of life. Kincaid uses the mother as the main character and also the narrator of the story. The story is told from feminist point of view. Kinkaid uses the mother as the second person narrator, giving her an authorial voice. The mother wants to prepare her daughter for her future life, following her cultural mores. The daughter, who feels indoctrination is just nagging and oppressing her, responds by being rebellious. She (the daughter) has her own sense of what she wants to do and that is the reason she resists the indoctrination from her mother... The Narrator in "Girl" The story “Girl” by...
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Analysis of Girl by Jamaica Kincaid
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...Kincaid, n.p.). Here, the mother wants to indicate that it is through clothing, that the society perceives an individual for who she is. Therefore, good clothing is a symbol of respectability. Works Cited Kincaid, Jamaica. "Girl." An Introduction to Fiction. 'Comp'. X. J. Kennedy & Dana Gioia. New York: Pearson Longman, 2007. http://bcs.bedfordstmartins.com/virtualit/fiction/Girl/story.asp... Girl Plot analysis “Girl’ consists of a single run-on sentence short story cum poem, written in a consistent to-do list and counter not-to-do list, flowing in an interrupted advice and scolds to a daughter by the mother. The things to be done are followed by brief instructions of how to do them, though...
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The Theme of Emancipation in A Doll's House & Girl by Jamaica Kincaid
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...Jamaica Kincaid. It’s the unending story through the Ages; it’s abouthim and her! The word marriage has a beautiful meaning. It is supposed to be the happy state of togetherness. Married life is like the scale of justice. Both arms of the scale are equally important to strike the correct balance. Imbalance leads to many problems. Ibsen in “A Doll’s House” develops a powerful theme—that of emancipation of a woman. What can a doll do? It will be controlled by the string to which it is attached. It has no free movements of its own. That is the type of married life Nora and Torvald live. Nora’s submissiveness to him is seen... ? Order 538869 Topic: The Theme of Emancipation in A Doll's House & “Girl” by...
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The boy with his hair cut short by Muriel Rukeyser and The Girl by Jamaica Kincaid
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...Jamaica Kincaid Devaluation of human spirit and social inequalities are popular themes/subjects among the modern writers. In the poem The boy with his hair cut short, Muriel Rukeyser protests against materialistic view of life mechanization and devaluation of human spirit. On the other side, The Girl, the poem/short story by Jamaica Kincaid represents postmodern writing in English literature. To be specific, this poem is based upon the literary technique of stream of consciousness. In addition, the poet utilizes the narrator as her mouthpiece to convey her message on the inequalities faced by girl children... ?Compare & Contrast "The boy with his hair cut short" by Muriel Rukeyser and "The Girl" by...
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Compare & Contrast-- The boy with his hair cut shortby. Muriel Rukeyser and The Girl by. Jamaica Kincaid
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...Jamaica Kincaid Devaluation of human spirit andsocial inequalities are popular themes/subjects among the modern writers. In the poem The boy with his hair cut short, Muriel Rukeyser protests against materialistic view of life mechanization and devaluation of human spirit. On the other side, The Girl, the poem/short story by Jamaica Kincaid represents postmodern writing in English literature. To be specific, this poem is based upon the literary technique of stream of consciousness. In addition, the poet utilizes the narrator as her mouthpiece to convey her message on the inequalities faced by girl children... Compare & Contrast "The boy with his hair cut short" by Muriel Rukeyser and "The Girl" by Jamaica ...
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Write how Jamaica Kincaid uses satire, sarcasm, irony, and similes in her book, A Small Place
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...Kincaid see the beauty of Antigua as ‘unreal’. She sees everything as too perfect to be true. Due to slavery and imperial rule, the Antiguans have become used acting passively rather than actively in the making of history. Colonialism has directly affected the daily lives of the Antiguans. For example, most Antiguans enjoy reading but everything they read is full of so much bitterness. This is because they learn a dominated culture from a dominated people. In an example, the Antiguans greet royal visitors with genuine excitement; this same visitors are the ones responsible for imperialism. The same victims of the imperialism greet them with excitement...
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Reflections of a 17-Year Old by Sylvia Plath, The Parish and the Hill by Mary Doyle Curran, A Walk to the Jetty by Jamaica Kincaid, Private Language by Patty Crespo, and Mother Tongue by Amy Tan
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...Jamaica Kincaid, “Private Language: by Patty Crespo, and “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan For this highly interesting and analytical assignment, I have chosen to connect the following 5 stories; “Reflections of a 17-Year Old” by Sylvia Plath, “The Parish and the Hill by Mary Doyle Curran, “A Walk to the Jetty” by Jamaica Kincaid, “Private Language: by Patty Crespo, and finally, “Mother Tongue” by Amy Tan. The reason that I chose to review these 5 stories is because they all share a common theme, that of battling multiple identities as one embarks upon a life... Analysis of 5 Story Themes: “Reflections of a 17-Year Old” by Sylvia Plath, “The Parish and the Hill by Mary Doyle Curran, “A Walk to the Jetty” by...
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Compare and contrast the techniques used to discuss colonialism in Jamaica Kincaids The Ugly Tourist and George Orwells Shooting an Elephant
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...Jamaica Kincaid’s ‘The Ugly Tourist’ and George Orwell’s ‘Shooting an elephant’ The novel, shooting an Elephant and The ugly tourist by Jamaica Kincaid are written in the same context and depict colonial rule as their main theme. The authors illustrate various aspects in which colonialism is conducted and reactions by the locals as well as the colonialists themselves. In addition to being formulated in different historical contexts, the two authors used different approaches to bring about the theme. Kincaid addressed the audience directly by being the tourist and expressed her hatred on tourism based on its ugliness that was majorly instigated by the oppression... due Colonialism as depicted by...
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Theme
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...Jamaica Kincaid. It’s the unending story through the Ages; it’s about him and her! The word marriage has a beautiful meaning. It is supposed to be the happy state of togetherness. Married life is like the scale of justice. Both arms of the scale are equally important to strike the correct balance. Imbalance leads to many problems. Ibsen in “A Doll’s House” develops a powerful theme—that of emancipation of a woman. What can a doll do? It will be controlled by the string to which it is attached. It has no free movements of its own. That is the type of married life Nora and Torvald live. Nora’s submissiveness to him is seen... Order 538869 Topic: The Theme of Emancipation in A Dolls House & “Girl” by...
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Analyze compare and contrast two books
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...Jamaica Kincaid and The portrait of a young artist as a young man by James Joyce. Character development The major characters in Annie John by Jamaica Kincaid include Anne John, Mrs. John who is Ann’s mother and the Red Girl. Anne is the main character who dominates the whole novel... A comparison of literary elements in literature Introduction Literary elements refer to the various artistic styles of writing in literature which distinguishes a particular piece of literature material. The various literary elements in literature include the theme, symbolism, plot, character development, setting and context. This analysis seeks to compare and contrast the literary elements evident in Annie John by Jamaica...
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Racial Identity, Space and Geography Operating within Girl and On Being Brought From Africa to America
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...Jamaica Kincaid and “On Being Brought from Africa to America” by Phillis Wheatley involves the space for race and cultural identity intricately connected with the geography or the backdrop upon which the plot of the texts were interwoven. The essay shall focus on the thematic analysis of the short story, “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid and the poem, “On Being Brought from Africa to America” by Phillis Wheatley and judge the intricate relations between race, culture, identity, space and geography inherent and operational within the texts. RACE AND CULTURAL IDENTITY IN GIRL BY JAMAICA KINCAID AND...
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African American literature
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...Jamaica Kincaid and Recitatif by Toni Morrison. All these stories seem to have different messages addressed to the readers, but there are still a lot of similar features. For instance, all of them are focused on female life. It should be noted that Zora Neale Hurston, Jamaica Kincaid and Toni Morrison depict different time periods of females they introduce to the readers. Thus, Toni Morrison tells about two little girls – white and black. They meet in St. Bonaventure’s shelter and a bit later... ? African American Literature An Assignment Submitted by of Establishment XXXX, Section XXXX, Fall African American Literature It should be noted that African American writers occupy an important part in world...
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African American Literature
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...Jamaica Kincaid and Recitatif by Toni Morrison. All these stories seem to have different messages addressed to the readers, but there are still a lot of similar features. For instance, all of them are focused on female life. It should be noted that Zora Neale Hurston, Jamaica Kincaid and Toni Morrison depict different time periods of females they introduce to the readers. Thus, Toni Morrison tells about two little girls – white and black. They meet in St. Bonaventure’s shelter and a bit later... African American Literature An Assignment Submitted by of Establishment XXXX, Section XXXX, Fall African American Literature It should be noted that African American writers occupy an important part in world lite...
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Feminist way of reading
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...Jamaica Kincaid The poem Girl is a piece of advice from mother to daughter presented as a single sentence, separated by colons. The advice is often insulting to the part of the daughter but the reader also sees the fact that the mother wants to help the daughter as well. There are a lot of practical advices that the mother is telling her child, most of them points that will help the child become a good, domesticated wife. She tells the daughter the correct ways on how to do household chores like sewing, ironing, doing the laundry, sweeping the floor; she tells the daughter useful information as to where to plant okra and how to make abortifacients. The mother also... Your An Analysis of “Girl” by...
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Feminist way of reading
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...Jamaica Kincaid The poem Girl is a piece of advice from mother to daughter presented as a single sentence, separated by colons. The advice is often insulting to the part of the daughter but the reader also sees the fact that the mother wants to help the daughter as well. There are a lot of practical advices that the mother is telling her child, most of them points that will help the child become a good, domesticated wife. She tells the daughter the correct ways on how to do household chores like sewing, ironing, doing the laundry, sweeping the floor; she tells the daughter useful information as to where to plant okra and how to make abortifacients. The mother also... Your An Analysis of “Girl” by...
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Analyze and develop BeautyWhen the dancer is the self
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...Jamaica Kincaid agrees... 23 September Moment of Destiny: Beauty in the Self-Made “Self” So many people either lose or find themselves, as they tryto unearth the meaning of “beauty” in their lives. Modern world easily deceives people into accepting the notion that “beauty” pertains to the physical self. Companies use advertisements to imbibe materialistic formulations of “beauty.” The past two essays helped clarify the definition of “beauty” and what it personally means to me. Alice Walker explores “beauty” in “Beauty: When the Dancer Is the Self.” Her autobiographical essay asserts that beauty cannot be seen through the naked eye of others, but the naked eye of oneself on one’s personal strengths....
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Analyze and develop BeautyWhen the dancer is the self
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...Jamaica Kincaid agrees... 23 September Moment of Destiny: Beauty in the Self-Made “Self” So many people either lose or find themselves, as they tryto unearth the meaning of “beauty” in their lives. Modern world easily deceives people into accepting the notion that “beauty” pertains to the physical self. Companies use advertisements to imbibe materialistic formulations of “beauty.” The past two essays helped clarify the definition of “beauty” and what it personally means to me. Alice Walker explores “beauty” in “Beauty: When the Dancer Is the Self.” Her autobiographical essay asserts that beauty cannot be seen through the naked eye of others, but the naked eye of oneself on one’s personal strengths....
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Globalization
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...Jamaica Kincaid tries to express her anger and thoughts about the situations that happened in her homeland, Antigua. Kincaid explains how her beautiful homeland... comments: Work on developing your analysis and providing points rather than summary. Too long, stick closer to the constraints. Introduction has to be clear, and has specific thesis. Working on the body paragraph. It should have clear and focused topic sentence. Paragraph should exhibit unity, coherence, and completeness. Examples/evidence are adequately discussed. I want to make this essay become 4 pages. I also put the professor’s comment in the paragraph with “(CAPS LOCK)” Globalization Nowadays, globalization is constantly happening all ar...
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How I learned to sweep analysis
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...Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” brings into focus how parenting style has changed over time to be what it involves today. Apart from highlighting issues parenting, Kincaid possibly uses her art piece to tell the story of how women were subject to stringent control in her world. In “Girl”, two characters prominently feature; a mother and her daughter (the girl). The girl in the short story is given order after order by her mother and is subject to a lot... Analysis of How I Learned to Sweep In Alvarez Julia’s poem “How I Learned to Sweep”, the poet describes how she first learnt to sweep having never been taught by her mother how to perform such a task. The setting of the poem is in the ...
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Compare and contrast The Lesson with Girl
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...Jamaica Kincaid "The Lesson" by Toni Cade Bambara and "Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid are interesting short stories. Below some aspects of the stories are compared. THEME Since the length of “The Lesson” is according to conventional short story therefore it is able to address multiple themes. On the other hand the unconventional style and length of “Girl” is making multiple themes a difficult task. The main theme of “Girl” is the relationship of two generations and how older generation is trying to dictate terms. The generation gap is obvious by the amount of talking done by mother and the short responses... Teacher Compare the two literary short stories. "The Lesson" by Toni Cade Bambara and "Girl" by...
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Caribbean Literature
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...Jamaica Kincaid's Annie John and the poems by Jamaican Lorna Goodison and British-based poets Jamaican Jean Binta Breeze and Guyanese Grace Nichols illustrate the writings by women in the 1980s. These woman writers were born in the late 1940s and 1950s and they produced their first major works in the 1980s. "The term 'Caribbean women writers' describes an extremely diverse collection of women: women of numerous racial and ethnic groups who reside in many nations and write in at least four European languages and many Caribbean Creoles." (Rody, 117) Significantly, the most acclaimed woman writer of the region, Jean Rhys, is a white... Women's Writing in the 1980s in Caribbean Literature One of the obvious...
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Reckoning
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...Jamaica Kincaid well illustrates the process of shaping an idea into a reality. In the essay “On seeing England for the First Time” (720), Jamaica Kincaid expresses her impressions and ideas... develop a new perspective. By thinking it in the wider picture, you may be able to know the answers to deeper questions you could not understand. Kincaid had beautiful ideas of England from reading and hearing stories, but her experience shapes her ideas to conform to reality. Through her story, Kincaid shows a deeper change of ideas forced on her by the harsh reality. Works Cited Bouson, J B. Jamaica Kincaid: Writing Memory, Writing...
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Short Story Essay
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...Jamaica Kincaid "Girl" A Rose for Emily Subject: Girl Character: Emily Grierson Character: Mother Setting time period: 1930 Setting time period: 1983 Writing style: Symbolism Writing Style: Diction Language: English Language: English The stories “Girl” and “a Rose for Emily” share the same themes of resistance to change and generation gap. In the short story “A Rose for Emily”, her father made her personality change from being a happy and a vibrant person in her youth stage. Her father could not accept her suitors who were potential for her. He always rejected them for no genuine and concrete reason. This made... "A Rose for Emily" and "Girl" William Faulkner, "A Rose for Emily"...
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Answer my questions
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...Jamaica as a result of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) policies and the globalization drive of the World Bank. The starting point of the film is the highly acclaimed essay (non-fiction) A Small Place written by Jamaica Kincaid. The film depicts several interviews with Michael Manley (the former Prime Minister). By explicit factual exposition, the IMF policies along with the global framework of free market have been extensively examined in the film. Research Question What are the effects of trade liberalization... Running Head: Life and Debt Life and Debt Life and Debt Introduction Life and Debt is a sort of documentary film, which scrutinizes the social and economic circumstances that prevail in...
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A. Discuss the role of mothers in at least two texts. For example, how do mothers (or mother-figures) meet or challenge our cultural expectations in Kincaids Girl and Morrisons Recitatif Be specific and provide textual evidence to suppo
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...Jamaica Kincaid, and “Recitatif” by Toni Morrison portray two very different roles of mothers who adopt different approaches to meet and challenge these cultural expectations holding onto their family. It discusses how the failure to meet the cultural norms is considered a disgrace to motherhood, hence, lays a significant weightage towards achieving the acceptability of the society. The importance of class and social status in the world around us has been there for centuries. Those who had most of the riches were considered highest in the society. But in “Girl” it is more than the riches, it is the color of your skin, the way you behave, the way you love,...
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Short Story Essay
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...Jamaica Kincaid "Girl" A Rose for Emily Subject: Girl Character: Emily Grierson Character: Mother Setting time period: 1930 Setting time period: 1983 Writing style: Symbolism Writing Style: Diction Language: English Language: English The stories “Girl” and “a Rose for Emily” share a similar theme of resistance to change and generation gap. In the short story “A Rose for Emily”, her father made her personality change from being a happy and a vibrant person in her youth stage. Her father could not accept her suitors who were potential for her. He always rejected them for no genuine and concrete reason. Emily could not, however, go... "A Rose for Emily" and "Girl" William Faulkner, "A Rose for Emily"...
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Post Colonial Lit & A Small Place
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...Jamaica Kincaid, relates to the big issues of life, individual, national and international. The author has adopted a unique but simple style of dealing with important and serious issues. With their enormous force of military and culture the British commenced the process of domination and began to impose their values upon Antigua. Political and cultural corruption began to hit at the roots of identity of Antiguans. Aggrandizement for wealth of the British began the process of corrosion of the local values, whether they intentionally wanted it or not. With no power to launch a counter attack on any fronts... on the book by Kincaid. Though it relates to the impact of...
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Response Analysis About Girl
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...Jamaica Kincaid, contains advice from a mother figure who wants her daughter to follow a stringent set of rules. The narrator talks about how the daughter should abide by her duties at home and how to act like a lady. She advises her daughter from using vulgar language. These instructions further caution her to avoid being overtly liberal thus equating it to acting like a slut. Rightfully, the mother wants her daughter to be a righteous woman and she insists that this happens by following her advice and sticking to the conduct that women must observe. However, some of these words of wisdom did not make any sense and sounded useless... Response Analysis About “Girl” This flash fiction, Girl, written by...
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The Gap Between the Childhood Image of England and the Perceived Reality of England in Kincaids Story: On Seeing England for the First Time
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...Kincaid's Story: "On Seeing England for the First Time"Jamaica Kincaid is a West Indian American writer. Born in Antigua, a former British colony, she carried the post-colonial experience of the West-Indians in her heart. In many of her works, there is spontaneous rumination of the colonial experience that fuels her works and gives it a fierce power. Our heritage is the cultural framework on which our personality expresses itself. Generally when Caribbeans went to England they went with the smug satisfaction they are visiting only their own heritage. However, Amaica Kincaid's "On Seeing England for the First Time... The Gap Between the Childhood Image of England and the Perceived Reality of England in...
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Letter
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...Jamaica Kincaid... Mr. Orwell, After reading your essay 'Shooting an Elephant,' I decided I must write you, to respond from my perspective as an Antiguan woman. Perhaps these generic black letters on white paper is the only way two people as different as we are can communicate, for I cannot but think I would still be another native in the crowd in person. How did you feel such animosity towards the people of Moulmein The reason they could not riot against the English military was because you made sure they had no firearms. What were they to do, throw themselves in front of bullets These people you willingly policed each and every day had families to support under the subsistence of Colonial rule, and ...
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Colonization
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...Jamaica Kincaid, and Tsitsi Dangarembga are all immigrants who left their native countries at some point to experience other cultures, either to study or live. As writers they were... COLONIZATION I. Definition of Colonization Colonization is a physical movement of peoples into areas wherein their race or nationality is sparse or non-existing at all. In these areas settlements, colonies, city-states, and regions are set up with an effort to reap financial gain from the settlements resources (i.e., such as a larger land area). Colonization is a term not to be confused with imperialism or colonialism. Colonization is a larger and more definitive category, encompassing small to large immigrations of an...
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Make a tipic for me
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...Jamaica Kincaid. Christopher Columbus and slavery are two issues the author writes about in this chapter. The book is a narrative about a girl named Annie John. Annie... Dong Chen Eng 1A Cultures in Post Colonial Communities Cultures in post colonial communities are different than native or colonial communities. These communities have been oppressed, and then gained their freedom. The post colonial culture has been tainted forever, for bad and sometimes good. The colonization and decolonization process leaves the native culture forever altered. The post colonial communities chosen are Antigua and Sri Lanka. Both of these cities only represent two post colonial communities amid a great number. ...
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Role of father in Annie John and Drown
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...Jamaica Kincaid and Junot D'az. One can make an interesting discovery while analyzing Kincaid's Annie John and D'az's Drown against the historical backdrop of colonization and Civil Rights Movement - the marginalized role of the father figure. Kincaid's Annie John is a bildungsroman built around a woman protagonist whereas D'az's Drown is a collection of ten short stories focusing on the survival of young adolescent male protagonists. In Kincaid's work, we happen to see a father figure, even though he always exists on the periphery. On the other hand, Drown is marked by almost complete absence... Role of father in Annie John and Drown Afro-Caribbean Literature is comparatively new. It was only in the...
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Compare and contrast the cultural expectations for women in Kincaids Girl and Faulkners A Rose for Emily
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...Jamaica Kincaid and “A Rose for Emily” by William Faulkner speaks of the rearing of two very different girls from different cultures. On the surface, it manifests the characters’ qualities and feelings, but on further analysis, it shows that the truth lies deeper and might only come to surface by really getting to know the characters themselves. The writing styles of the authors are entirely different, but reflects the culture of the characters in the stories. Kincaid’s “Girl” shows a litany of “how-to’s” passed on from a Carribean mother, aunt or another elder to a young woman. It nonchalantly drones of chores and tips from the trivial things (“Don’t walk... The two vignettes, “Girl” by Jamaica...
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Business of war and war of the business
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...Jamaica Kincaid... ? War of the Business and Business of the War This essay contains the analytical assessment of two of the Hollywood movies, Life and Debt by Stephanie Black and Lord of War by Andrew Niccol. The essay would look into the plots of these two cinema masterpieces from the cultural and film perspectives based on the theme business of war and war of the business. The analysis contains the ideology on which these movies are produced, the genre they belong to, subjects of the movie, the use of montages and auteurism in the screenplay. Before discussing the analytical assessment, a brief introduction of both movies is presented below. Life and Debt is a documentary based on A Small Place by...
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Prejudice and the Colonial Condition in Post-Colonial Caribbean Literature
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...Jamaica Kincaid for example, is cynical about American culture and British culture. She expressed the biased approach of the white people towards Antigua. Kincaid’s hatred towards English people is due to the reason that they had populated the island with their slaves and made her countrymen admire the British Empire who enslaved them. This same feeling has been expressed by George Lammings when he states the experience of his first journey towards England: “Migration was not a word I... ? Prejudice and the Colonial Condition in Post-Colonial Caribbean Literature Measuring people on the basis of their colour, race, and ethnicity has been a widespread phenomenon all over the world. Race, colour have been...
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Beauty and the self
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...Jamaica Kincaid further examines this relationship between obedience and rebellion of social judgment. Her country had been colonized by England for quite some... 28 October Moment of Destiny: Beauty in the Self-Made “Self” Close your eyes and think about the most beautiful woman you’ve ever seen. Does she have a pair of shiny blue eyes, blond waving hair, and a trim figure? Does she look like Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, or Scarlett Johansson? In today’s society, the word ‘beauty’ is defined narrowly as looking good, fancy, and flawless. Alice Walker, however, in her autobiographic essay “Beauty: When the Other Dancer Is the Self” convinces her readers with her own story of a transformation from...
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History of Slavery in the Caribbean and West Africa
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...Jamaica Kincaid, see tourism as an extension of the system of slavery, with the "natives" there for the tourist's amusement and comfort. Any study of the literature of this region must bear in mind the violent heritage of the place, and the fact... History of Slavery in the Caribbean and West Africa The 1926 Slavery Convention described slavery as "...the status or condition of a person over whom any or all of the powers attaching to the right of ownership are exercised..." Therefore, a slave is someone who cannot leave an owner or employer without explicit permission, and who will be returned if they escape. Therefore, a system of slavery - as opposed to the isolated instances found in any society -...
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Bank failure in jamaica
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...Jamaica The Caribbean region witnessed massive banks failures. These bank failures challenged investor’s capabilities to collect and analyze data in the financial sector. Therefore, financial analysts and investors did not have the capabilities to determine next or future investment opportunities. The successions of bank failures vary and range from industry-specific (macro-economic) to bank-specific (micro-economic) factors (Daley 2). The factors that led to the failures of these banks included factors that influenced the failures of these banks and those that influenced the resolution of these banks. According to Jenifer Daley, the banking industry in Jamaica relied on foreign... Bank Failure in...
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Jamaica the Adoloescent Study
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...Jamaica Adolescent Study The Jamaica Adolescent Study is a research conducted by Jean Jackson, Joan Leitch and Amy Lee, from 1995 to 1997 focusing on the Jamaican Adolescent population the behavior towards sexuality and pregnancy. Two specific objectives were pursued. First, the researchers attempted to outline the adolescent behaviors in Jamaica on sexuality, reproduction and family planning. Secondly, the study aimed to evaluate the Grade 7 Project, a governmental education program for seventh graders designed to prevent early pregnancies among teenagers. The study is characterized by a linear progression of the academic research model, wherein an issue is identified... ?A Critical Analysis of The...
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Jamaican Kincaid by Annie John
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...Kincaid Introduction Most of us, at some point in our lives, feel the need to get a break from our daily chores and take a vacation. No matter how much we love our jobs and our life, there comes a time when we feel, we want to do something different, go to some place far away. Annie John's Jamaican Kincaid takes us through a virtual journey of Antigua, from the eyes of an American tourist, told by an Antiguan. The writer takes a dig at the standard of life in Antigua and initially one might feel that Jamaican Kincaid is a critical review of Antigua written by a frustrated Antiguan who either wants to bring about a change or wants to vent out the frustration. However, as I kept... Summary of Jamaican...
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A SMALL PLACE JAMAICAN KINCAID
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...Kincaid Introduction Most of us, at some point in our lives, feel the need to get a break from our daily chores and take a vacation. No matter how much we love our jobs and our life, there comes a time when we feel, we want to do something different, go to some place far away. Annie John’s Jamaican Kincaid takes us through a virtual journey of Antigua, from the eyes of an American tourist, told by an Antiguan. The writer takes a dig at the standard of life in Antigua and initially one might feel that Jamaican Kincaid is a critical review of Antigua written by a frustrated Antiguan who either wants to bring about a change or wants to vent out the frustration. However, as I kept... Summary of Jamaican...
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