In the short story, “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid, the story’s narrator lectures her daughter. The voice of the mother lists the many threats the world poses to the daughter. The mother towards the daughter seems to be uptight. The author describes her daughter as ‘slut’ which let’s the reader know that the mother does not approve of her daughter and is concerned. The mother is trying to prevent her daughter into becoming a ‘slut’and into a young lady.
In the beginning of the short story, the author wrote “But I don’t sing benna on Sundays at all and never in Sunday school” (line 7) the daughter is trying to defend herself against the mothers lecturing. This go to show the short story is in fact a conversation between a mother and a daughter with both different opinions.