For this assignment we had to mimic the short story “Girl” so that we can understand the reason why Jamaica Kincaid wrote her story that way.  Here is the link to the original version.                                                                                          

“Boy”

Work hard to make money and support your family; work to pay the bills; don’t be lazy around the house, if you don’t have anything to do look for something; make sure that you are strong enough to do manual labor; be sure that you know how to repair things, because if you can’t you’re not doing your job; always take care of your family; don’t let someone else do it for you; you must not become gang affiliated; don’t do drugs, but I don’t do drugs or affiliate myself with gangs; this is how to work hard; this is how you put your hands to good use; this is how you put your mind to good use; don’t bring your family down; don’t be an asshole,be the type of person people would like to be with; don’t be useless, you’ll disappoint yourself and your family; be the boy that will turn out to be a successful young man.

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