Jamaica Kincaid's "Girl"

Professor Rodgers
Introduction to Fiction

In our next class, we will continue our discussion of Kincaid's story "Girl," focusing on the issue of the reasons why and what the effects are of the structure and style of the story.  In order to prepare for this discussion, please write one page (handwritten or typed) in response to the following questions:

1/ What does Kincaid's story tell us about reading and writing fiction?

2/ What does her story tell us about language and how it functions?

3/ How does the title relate to the story?  Please explain why the title is significant?