Essays Tagged: "Jamaica Kincaid"

Two Kinds of Girls in Amy Tan's 'Two Kinds' and Jamaica Kincaid's 'Girl'

nd how we act. These are among the people who hold thegreatest influence. Amy Tan's 'Two Kinds' and Jamaica Kincaid's 'Girl' both deal with the relationshipbetween a young girl and the guiding force i ... g force in her life. Amy Tan tells of a mother's expectation for herdaughter to be a child prodigy. Jamaica Kincaid tells of an unknown person describing to a girl how to bea 'good' girl. Both essays ...

(3 pages) 259 0 3.7 Nov/1993

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Independence Measured by Friendship in the novel "Annie John" by Jamaica Kincaid.

In the book Annie John, Jamaica Kincaid writes about the journey of a girl who goes through many different trials. From the ...

(4 pages) 54 0 3.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Independence.

Brother Dear by: Bernice Friesen and A Walk to the Jetty by: Jamaica Kincaid, are two short stories exploring the theme of independence. Bernice Friesen shows ho ...

(3 pages) 54 0 4.3 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Gender behavior: Nature or Nurture

n. For example, they buy trucks or guns for boys and buy dolls or cooking sets for girls.In "Girl," Jamaica Kincaid frames a story as a mother's advice to her daughter. The mother constantly orders he ...

(6 pages) 170 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Gender Bias Expressed in Women's Literature

hin enough and worry that if they are not they will never find a man to love them.In the Caribbean, Jamaica Kincaid's "Girl" is a short story about how it was to be a girl growing up in Antigua. This ... y Geok-Lin KimAnd Norman A. Spencer. Boston. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1993. Pages,248-257.Kincaid, Jamaica "Girl" One World of Literature Ed: Shirley Geok-Lin Kim andNorman A. Spencer. Boston. Hought ...

(9 pages) 183 1 4.3 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Final Essay for Introduction to Fiction: Lituary insight of Jamaica Kincaid and her story titled "Girl"

Jamaica Kincaid's story "Girl" allows readers a glimpse into the strict, demanding manner in which p ... aughter gives the impression that children grew up under the direction of a drill sergeant.Clearly, Jamaica Kincaid's story "Girl" represents a piece of history steeped in formalities and strictness. ... perform as adults in areas they may not have had knowledge or experience. Minus the petty details, Jamaica Kincaid's "Girl" could be a nice example. Despite the fact that the mother commands, suffoca ...

(3 pages) 76 0 0.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Discussion Jamaica Kincaid

mands and criticisms in her mother's voice directed to her young daughter.The poem "Girl" by author Jamaica Kincaid shows love and family togetherness by creating microcosmic images of Western Caribbe ... try to walk like a lady, and not the slut you are so bent on becoming" (3).Born in Antigua in 1949, Jamaica Kincaid moved to the United States to attend college. Her works are semi-autobiographical, a ...

(12 pages) 120 0 4.0 Aug/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Comparison of Main Character's Isolation in Jamaica Kincaid's "Girl" and Katherine Mansfield's "Miss Brill"

In Jamaica Kincaid's "Girl" and Katherine Mansfield's "Miss Brill", the protagonists experience differe ...

(2 pages) 38 0 4.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Narrative Women in Context in Jamaica Kincaid's The Autobiography of My Mother and Virginia Woolf's The Voyage Out.

Narrative Women in Context in Jamaica Kincaid's The Autobiography of My Mother and Virginia Woolf's The Voyage Out.    ... narrative may have a direct correlation with the portrayal of society as strictly patriarchal. In Jamaica Kincaid's The Autobiography of My Mother, the loss of Xuela's mother and alienation from her ...Works CitedMorrison, Toni. The Bluest Eye. New York, NY: Washington Square, 1970.Kincaid, Jamaica. The Autobiography of My Mother. New York, NY: Farrar, Straus &        Gir ...

(10 pages) 30 0 3.0 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Double Lives of Servants: A Comparison and Contrast Between the Representation of Servants in Virginia Woolf's "Between the Acts" and Jamaica Kincaid's "Lucy"

otomy that arises when two entirely separate social classes live under one roof together. Likewise, Jamaica Kincaid gives an intimate portrayal of a young au pair working in a wealthy, white household ... servants of the household are stronger and more intelligent than their masters.In her novel, Lucy, Jamaica Kincaid uses tactics similar to Woolf's to come to a similar conclusion that servants often ...

(11 pages) 32 0 5.0 Feb/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Analyze the relationship of the literature to its societal influences: Langston hughes and many others

Section A: Analyze the relationship of the literature to its societal influences.In the Caribbean, Jamaica Kincaid's "Girl" is a short story about how it was to be a girl growing up in Antigua. This ...

(15 pages) 275 0 4.3 Aug/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"On seeing england for the first time" by J. Kincaid.

Jamaica Kincaid grew up on the dependent island of Antigua. As a result of this, she had a very bias ...

(2 pages) 36 0 3.0 Feb/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

"The Autobiography of My Mother" by Jamaica Kincaid as an anticolonial text

sm and its impacts on the political, economy, and social lives are of great thematic importance for Jamaica Kincaid. Many of her works - fiction as well as non-fiction - deal with the aftermath of col ... the character of Xuela. In 'The Autobiography of My Mother', Xuela becomes the medium though which Jamaica Kincaid gives an account of the effects of colonisation. In other words, she replies back to ...

(6 pages) 59 0 4.0 Nov/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Jamaica Kincaid

In the novel Annie John, Jamaica Kincaid analyses the adolescence of a girl and her difficulties in separating from her mothe ...

(9 pages) 813 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Small Place

r Columbus discovered the island of Antigua, it was settled by Europeans. The Europeans, as said by Jamaica Kincaid, "used, enslaved and exalted human beings from Africa to satisfy their desire for we ... derstand why you would even want to visit the very place they want to get away from.I think the way Jamaica Kincaid feels about her home is mixed. She understands the natural wonder of a place like An ...

(2 pages) 19 0 0.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Annie John Book Report

****** 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- ...

(8 pages) 12 0 5.0 Nov/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

A Short Story Analysis: "Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid

Jamaica Kincaid, born Elaine Potter Richardson, is originally from St. John's, Antigua (Britannica). ... ria Steinem (Britannica). Sometime after this publication, in 1973, she legally changed her name to Jamaica Kincaid to reconnect with her Caribbean roots (Britannica). From there she became the assist ... viewer, uses phrases like "deceptively simple repetitions" and "sly yet intimate voice" to describe Jamaica's writing. These are descriptions of her early writings for "The New Yorker" which was aroun ...

(6 pages) 8852 0 4.3 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Men Vs Women "How they function"

cultures the roles of males and females vary. Relating to the piece of literature "Girl" written by Jamaica Kincaid for the time, when women's roles were to work in the home.By examining gender roles, ...

(6 pages) 51 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Stuff

displayed in Emily Grierson in William Faulkner's short story "A Rose For Emily", and the Mother in Jamaica Kincaid's short story "Girl".Faulkner believes the south in general has an obsession with th ... o longer a child. A difference from a "Rose for Emily" is how the story are presented by the author Jamaica Kincaid lets the reader know bluntly that this Mother is stuck on past ideal, Faulkner Uses ...

(3 pages) 930 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Gap Between Fact and Fiction Jamaica Kincaid "On Seeing England for the First Time" V. S. Naipaul "Jasmine" discussing myths in society

hemselves, the reality can be devastating, and oftentimes can take away from life’s enjoyment. Jamaica Kincaid explains in her essay “On Seeing England for the First Time” the same conc ... s will cause disappointment, among other unpleasant emotions, when reality is revealed.bibliography:Jamaica Kincaid “On Seeing England for the First Time”V. S. Naipaul "Jasmine"

(5 pages) 2373 0 3.0 Jan/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature > Authors