She slapped the mirror and bumped her head against it. She started to count her freckles. It started to wobble but she managed to stabilise it before it keeled over.
Story concept and illustrations by Ciara, aged One second should be just enough for her to pass through the mirror before the portal closed forever. In this regard, the story focuses on the significance of familial relationships in shaping individual behavior. Believing that her daughter is on the cusp of womanhood, the mother feels that her daughter is already making poor decisions.
She just felt the glass. Not everything goes to plan, as a tiger causes a stir on campus when it eats several chickens, which causes yet another stir when the chickens are replaced with robotic chickens by the delivery company. It was all hopeless and she was stuck in a strange reverse world, forever.
For instance, the mother tells the girl how to prepare medicine in order to abort pregnancy. The story provides a warning to the reader regarding the dangers of being overbearing on children. Table of Contents Context Jamaica Kincaid was born Elaine Potter Richardson in in Antigua, in the British West Indies, but changed her name when she started writing because her family disliked her career choice.
She turned to face Lucy. Mum looked at Lucy. She invited him inside, with a nod and a bright, genuine smile. She came to New York at age seventeen, taking a job as a nanny for a rich family and met New Yorker columnist George S.
Once one second is over, the capacitor is completely blown and the reflection portal will be closed forever and cannot be reactivated. Her head bumped against the surface of the mirror and against the forehead of her reflection.
Read the next short story; He Also Serves. For example, the girl is instructed: It took Lucy by surprise how quickly she made it across to the dresser. These statements show that the mother believes that there are some things that females cannot or should not do.A Short History of the Girl Next Door has 2, ratings and reviews.
Shelby *trains flying monkeys* said: This is one that I have no clue how to rate 4/5. "Girl" was featured as The Short Story of the Day on Tue, Sep 13, Don't you feel silly now?
O. Henry just doled out a masterful lesson on human frailty; in this case our all too hasty inclination to jump to conclusions based on false assumptions.
It makes sense that he didn't entitle it, "The Benefit of Doubt," that would have tipped his. Great Short Stories! There are thousands of short stories in our short story library, but with so many stories and so little time, we did you the favor of collecting our favorite short stories in one place for you to enjoy.
Happy reading! Story concept and illustrations by Ciara, aged The Girl behind the Mirror, out of 10 based on ratings - Total nr. of readings: This story of Lucy and her reflection was one of the best short stories for ages that I’ve read in a long time.
Very imaginative! I hope the author gets it published and made into a book! Get an answer for 'Discuss the short story and the girl in "Girl" by Jamaica Kincaid.
' and find homework help for other Girl questions at eNotes. Girl Power! was the fifth short story published in The Missy Chronicles. The world would be a better place with women in charge and Missy goes online with the past to prove it.Download