Raising A Human Child By Jamaica Kincaid Analysis

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I found a very incredible source relating to and backing up Jamaica Kincaid, “Girl”. The title of my credible source is called; “Raising a Human Child” by, Kelly, C. D. Therefore, my theme of my essay will be, “Motherhood”. Kincaid, draws the audience in by letting them put themselves into the position of being the “girl” she’s talking about. By letting the readers try to imagine themselves in that position who Kincaid is talking about. Kincaid added, this creates respect in the community as being an honest, hardworking woman. “Kincaid is trying to teach her daughter the steps into womanhood and how hard you have to work to learn the true ways of becoming a lady that is respected into today’s society” (Kincaid, 2013, p.172). Throughout …show more content…
By giving their daughter chores that helps them learn the values in the family that is well respected by society. Kincaid distinctively remembers how her mother showed her how to iron, “this is how you iron your father’s khaki shirt so that it doesn’t have a crease; this is how you iron your father’s khaki pants so that they don’t have a crease; this is how you grow okra” (Kincaid, 2013, p. 172). Kincaid remembers how her mother told her how to smile rather you like someone or not, how to smile when you do like someone. How to set a table for important guests. How to act at the table around well rounded high class folks. In addition to everything else she also taught her, “this is how to make a bread pudding; this is how to make Doukona” (Kincaid, 2013, p. 172). So in return, Kincaid in passing on the values she learned from her mother to her daughter. In Jamaica, Doukona is a kind of pudding made from starchy food which is sweetened and spiced up. Her mother taught her how to make good medicine, how to catch good fish and how to throw the fish back if it is too small. Her mother taught Kincaid how to get equality all throughout the story. An illustration from DiNorcia indicates the same aspects in just different

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