My assignment for AP English Literature class was to remake the short story of “girl” . To get to the original writing by Jamaica Kincaid click here https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1978/06/26/girl
Wake up and wake your siblings; get dressed for school it’s Monday; don’t forget to eat breakfast; get out early so you don’t miss the bus; focus on school and do your work; don’t misbehave in school; always depend on yourself; believe in your possibilities and what can you change; always remember that education is the key to success; always be proud of who you are and where you came from; always think of the reasons behind your success; make sure you know what you’re doing–so you don’t get lost; always ask yourself and think of each step you take; be confident of what you’re doing–no matter what people say; when you feel sad–this is how you can feel happy; pray and talk to god from your heart, talk about your feelings , your problems, your weakness, and your hopes; people might not be there for you always ; you have to set your goal and vision; try to spread peace and love in your community; always put yourself in other people’s shoes– so you can feel them; don’t be selfish; be loyal for your country,community and for people that trusted you; remember life is hard but there’s always hope; this is how to be a braver girl; this is how to determine on things; this is how to get better and improved; this is how to make your dream come true; this is how you stand after you fall; this is how you cry in a corner that no one can see you–so you can stand again and become stronger; this is how you have to get use to a hard life; this is how you will be able to defend innocent people; this is how you make peace among everyone; this is how you will face a lot of obstacles; this is how life goes–you fall and then you stand again by yourself; this is how you will learn and develop; this is how you will your voice be heard; stand in front of people with no fear inside you; but what if people see me as an just a powerless woman?; you mean to say that after all you’re just going to let people be the reason to stop you.
Being able to write my own expectations that were made of me made me feel so proud and impressed of the comments I read about my post. Some of the challenges I had with mimicking Jamaica Kincaid’s style was the last part where I had to think of an question and meaning too. I think yes Ms. Paraiso should do this writing assignment again because i really like writing things that had to do with our life’s or about anything else and it’s good for us to see what we have to say because some people don’t like to speak ( I’m one of those people sometimes) so their only way to express what they want to say is written.
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