Please read and help me to write 2 responses(1-2 sentences) on the following discussions :
1. Question was Does Kincaid’s biographical information inform her work in “Girl”? If so, how?
Someone’s answer: Kincaid’s biographical information informs her work in “Girl.” Her biography shows that Kincaid was the only child until she was the age of nine. During this time, she was adored by her mother until her brothers arrived. Being a girl, her relationship with her mother changed. She ceased from being a child who depended, but her value diminished because she was a girl. This marked the beginning of the narrator in “Girl,” stating the things the Kincaid is supposed to do and how she is supposed to do them. For instance, “this is how you iron your father’s khaki pants so that it doesn’t have a crease. “This Is to show that these are roles expected of her since she was a girl. It shows the many tasks that she was now expected to handle since she was grown.
2. Why do you think the author chose to title this piece, “Girl”?
i think the reason why Jamaica Kincaid titled the piece ‘Girl’ because it seems that a woman would already know how to keep house, cook, clean and have proper etiquette. The instructions were posed in such a way that it implies that a mother was giving instructions to her own daughter on how to be functional in society.