****** 11-28-01 Imagining the Conclusion of Annie John Reading Jamaica Kincaid's novel Annie John was very meaningful to me. It was not intense, it was not breath-taking, but it was one of the most exciting novel I have ever read. How interesting it was to to watch a young girl of my age grow up! There was a smart little girl named Annie in a friendly little town in a small island living with her father and mother. She is very different from others, but everyone might have been Annie once.
Annie John's mother is the biggest character in Annie's life next to herself. When Annie was little, she was just fascinated by her mother. Being with are mother all day when there was no school would make her day. Going shopping, taking a bath, and cooking with her mother meant so much to her. She thought that her mother might be the most beautiful woman in the entire world.
As a little girl, who wouldn't think the same? I remember myself as a child thinking of my mother the same way. Though come to think of it, Children might see people's heart instead of their appearance. That's why they usually find their mother or father the most kind and beautiful people in the world since they are whom take care or them and love them the most.
Remembering doesn't necessarily means that one is dwelling on the past. Memory plays a very important roll in the present, and even in the future. There is an enormous wooden trunk under Annie's bed which carries everything she ever wore or used. Every item in the trunk tells a story; starting with the trunk itself. The trunk used to be her mother's. It survived a mad storm when her mother was...