Writing about Fiction: The Thesis

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Writing about Fiction: The Thesis

  1. 1. G-EN270 INTRO TO FICTION Writing about Fiction Evaluating the Thesis
  2. 2. G-EN270 INTRO TO ICTION AR340 WEB-BASEDFDESIGN The conflict in Jamaica Kincaid’s brief story “Girl” is between the mother and her daughter.
  3. 3. G-EN270 INTRO TO ICTION AR340 WEB-BASEDFDESIGN “Girl” is about how a dominating mother intimidates her daughter.
  4. 4. G-EN270 INTRO TO ICTION AR340 WEB-BASEDFDESIGN The mother in “Girl” is giving her daughter mixed messages about sex.
  5. 5. G-EN270 INTRO TO ICTION AR340 WEB-BASEDFDESIGN The mother in “Girl” is urging her daughter to use her sexuality to please men at the same time that she is being taught that it is shameful.
  6. 6. G-EN270 INTRO TO ICTION AR340 WEB-BASEDFDESIGN The voice of the mother in Jamaica Kincaid’s story “Girl” lists the many threats the world poses to the daughter.
  7. 7. G-EN270 INTRO TO ICTION AR340 WEB-BASEDFDESIGN The voice of the mother in Jamaica Kincaid’s story “Girl” lists the many threats the world poses to the daughter, but the greatest danger to the daughter’s later well-being is the maternal voice itself.
  8. 8. G-EN270 INTRO TO ICTION AR340 WEB-BASEDFDESIGN The voice of the mother in Jamaica Kincaid’s story “Girl” is teaching her daughter that her future depends upon her ability to please men.
  9. 9. G-EN270 INTRO TO ICTION AR340 WEB-BASEDFDESIGN The voice of the mother in Jamaica Kincaid’s story “Girl” is teaching her daughter that her identify and value as a person is reduced to her ability to serve and please men.
  10. 10. G-EN270 INTRO TO ICTION AR340 WEB-BASEDFDESIGN The voice of the mother in Jamaica Kincaid’s story “Girl,” oppressive and overwhelming as it is, is spoken out of genuine love and benevolent hope for her daughter’s future.
  11. 11. G-EN270 INTRO TO ICTION AR340 WEB-BASEDFDESIGN “Girl” is a story that demonstrates how mothers’ genuine love and concern for their daughters’ wellbeing often serves as the wedge that splits them apart.
  12. 12. G-EN270 INTRO TO ICTION AR340 WEB-BASEDFDESIGN A central theme of Jamaica Kincaid’s story “Girl” is the way focusing on appearances and pleasing others leads to monotonously conformed and unfulfilling life.

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