Essays Tagged: "Kincaid"

On Seeing England For the First Time by Jamaica Kincaid

st time as a child it's fascinating to you. England is like a diamond in the rough to young Jamaica Kincaid. When she thinks about England, she sees a great place and it's unlike anything she's ever s ... nlike anything she's ever seen before. In the essay "On Seeing England for the First Time," Jamaica Kincaid uses imagery, diction, and repetition to show her feelings of awe. In the essay "On S ...

(2 pages) 53 0 2.6 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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 parents r ... he strict, demanding manner in which parents reared their children almost twenty years ago. Through Kincaid's careful structuring of "Girl," readers capture the commanding tone of the story. The relat ... a lot of her daughter. From the very beginning, the mother commands her daughter to perform tasks. Kincaid writes that the mother dictates "Wash the white clothes on Monday and put them on the stone ...

(3 pages) 76 0 0.0 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Authors

Title: Literary Analysis of the short story "Girl" by Jamica Kincaid.

s have the "old fashioned" opinion about what a woman should be. The short story "Girl", by Jamaica Kincaid, is a prime example of this relationship. The theme in "Girl" strongly suggests that a woman ... them on the stone heap; wash the color clothes on Tuesday and put them on the clothesline to dry." (Kincaid 296) This is the mother telling the daughter that this is the way to do things. The mother a ...

(3 pages) 20891 0 2.3 Mar/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"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 biased outlo ... ght highly of the country, but she had other ideas regarding England.In the opening of the passage, Kincaid uses plenty of imagery to illustrate how England was first shown to her. It was displayed in ... ade out to be more beautiful than it really was. Due to the fact that Antigua was a British colony, Kincaid makes reference to the fact that the people of England were everywhere. This would've been q ...

(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

ts 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 colonialism ... racter 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 Gayatri ...

(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 mother. Altho ... can be empowering to the child, to take this choice away from the child can be equally devastating. Kincaid's book is the story of a mother who clearly decides for the daughter when this change will h ... taking on these tasks."(p.143) The developmental stages that are described above are ones on which Kincaid focuses in her book. As this mother forces the birth of her adult child, it is as traumatic ...

(9 pages) 813 0 0.0 Oct/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). She was ... nem (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 assistant of G ... he culture from one generation to the next. However these values aren't really seen as just values. Kincaid makes them seem more like strict rules that the upcoming generation must adhere to. The way ...

(6 pages) 8855 0 4.3 Sep/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Annie John's Farewell Breakfast: A New Criticism Paper on a Passage from Jamaica Kincaid's novel "Annie John"

andom House, Inc. 17 Sep. 2007.<Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/absurd>.Kincaid, Jamaica. Annie John. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1997: 135 - 136.The American Her ... Company, 2004. 17 Sept. 2007. <Dictionary.com http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/disgust>.Kincaid, Jamaica. Annie John. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1997: 135 - 136.

(4 pages) 2009 0 0.0 Oct/2007

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Men Vs Women "How they function"

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, then on ... housework while few of the very poorest households required the woman to work in an industrial job. Kincaid wrote of the specific roles and responsibilities that a mother would tell her daughter. By w ...

(6 pages) 51 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

What have you been doing latel

ng in the parting and in the closing lines. With an additional word, a twist of sentence structure, Kincaid differentiates the first section from the second and transforms the agency of the subject. S ...

(1 pages) 704 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

On Seeing England for the First Time

Jensen 1 Kincaid's "On Seeing England for the First Time" In this essay titled, On Seeing England for the Fir ... eing England for the First Time" In this essay titled, On Seeing England for the First Time Jamaica Kincaid subtly argues that England's vain dominating presence, produced from the common admiration f ... ting presence, produced from the common admiration for England, played a negative role in her life. Kincaid develops this claim of England by battling the reality of England versus her childhood idea ...

(2 pages) 2 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Crucible

Jensen 1 Kincaid's "On Seeing England for the First Time" In this essay titled, On Seeing England for the Fir ... eing England for the First Time" In this essay titled, On Seeing England for the First Time Jamaica Kincaid subtly argues that England's vain dominating presence, produced from the common admiration f ... ting presence, produced from the common admiration for England, played a negative role in her life. Kincaid develops this claim of England by battling the reality of England versus her childhood idea ...

(2 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Case Studies