Girl By Kincaid Theme

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Theme for “Girl” In the story “Girl” by Kincaid a mother who has managed her own life raises her daughter. The mother experiences the times of being a mother and how much she has to do to be there for her daughter. She learns how to guide her daughter in a changed world. She does this so her daughter will know the new ways of living and the modern day culture. The author shows how the mother wants her daughter to act and the manners she wants her to have. The overall theme of this story would be only the strong will survive or, be the woman you want your daughter to be. This would be the overall theme because in this story this woman is trying to raise her daughter to be a respectable young woman whens she gets older and she wants her daughter to not only listen to her, but she also wants her to understand her as well. Plot for the Birthmark…show more content…
One day, he asked her if she ever thought about removing the birthmark on her cheek. She laughed and told him no, but then sees that he was serious when he asked the question. A lot of people have told her the mark is unique, and she always agreed with them. Aylmer says that because her face is almost perfect, any mark is “surprising.” Georgiana got angry at first, but then she asks, how can Alymer love her if she is “surprising” to him? The narrator explains in the text that the birthmark is in the shape of a tiny hand on Georgiana’s left cheek, and it is also red and disappears when she blushes. Georgiana’s male admirers love the birthmark, and many would kiss it. Some women think the mark ruins her beauty, but the narrator thinks there is no way it ruins her. Aylmer loves the birthmark and for him, it symbolizes humanity and wickedness and shows her
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