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    Allison’s Autobiography My mom always told me “You must be the change you want to see in the world.” One day, I found the quote on Google. The quote said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” -By Gandhi. That has always been my favorite quote. May 1 of 2006 in Jonesboro, Arkansas, I was the second child born of my parents Shanna and Richard Payne. They named me Allison. My name means bold, independent, and happy I am. When I was exactly 9 months old, I said my first word:

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    My mother is mestiza, my father is mestizo, my brother is mestizo, my tias, my tios, as am I. All mestizos. I’ve been told I am worthy of praise because I carry your language on my tongue without an accent, because I had an American education, because I can recite allegiance to your country. I am told I am worthy because I could assimilate to the culture, unlike my parents. I am often presented with shocked faces when I speak my second language, English, faces that always tell me that they would

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    the environment where they are raised since they easily take the behavior of the people around them. Their psychological development is highly dependent on their experiences and how they are treated by those older than them. The novel The Autobiography of my Mother by Jamaica Kincaid reveal some complications that usually affect children when growing up. Parents play a key role in shaping the lives of their children and the absence of an emotional attachment between them usually leads to psychological

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    themselves. Misogyny is not always displayed as an direct act of discrimination, it can manifest itself as the manipulation of another woman in order to get what you want or to move higher on the ladder of success. In Jamaica Kincaid’s “The Autobiography of my Mother”, the protagonist, Xuela, encounters a woman, Madam Labatte, that misuses her jurisdiction over Xuela for her own selfish desires. In comparison, “Tracks” by Louise Erdrich introduces us to Pauline, who exploits a young, beautiful girl,

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    Jamaica Kincaid, The Autobiography of My Mother (1996) is written based on fundamental premises that reflect upon basics of human rights as a promotion of human 's right culture and relations. Most notably, the self-fashioning recounting has provided one of the most important channels for revealing the human who is subject to human rights. Kincaid in her book appreciates the authority of power; while on the other hand, she tries to cut links with authentic traditions (Bernard, pp. 116). She applies

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    Use of Language in The Autobiography of My Mother    Language. It is the way words flow into sentences, which flow into paragraphs, which flow into novels. It is the ability of the author to create an intricate web of plot, emotion, symbolism, and relationships through only words. In The Autobiography of My Mother , Jamaica Kincaid uses language in a way that is very simplistic, yet highly effective. Her writing is direct and to the point. There is neither flowery wording not complex sentence

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    Many critics of The Autobiography of my Mother have remarked on the unrealistic facets of Xuela's extremist character. Her lack of remorse, her emotional detachment, her love of the dirty and "impure," and her consuming need for total control over everyone and everything around her give her an almost mythic quality. A more well-rounded, humanistic character would have doubts and failings that Xuela does not seem to possess. In light of Xuela's deep-seated resentment of authority, stubborn love of

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    Abandonment in Jamaica Kincaid's Autobiography of My Mother Xuela, the protagonist of Jamaica Kincaid's novel, The Autobiography of My Mother , comments, "I felt I did not want to belong to anyone, that since the one person I would have consented to own me had never lived to do so, I did not want anyone to belong to me" (112). The outward coldness of this statement is clearly observed, but it is the underlying statement Xuela is making that is truly a significant theme within the novel; Xuela's

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    Proclaiming Freedom from a Conquered Identity in The Autobiography of My Mother In Jamaica Kincaid’s novel The Autobiography of My Mother, the protagonist examines the effects of European colonization on Antiguan inhabitants. Characters exhibit traits of a defeated population; they attempt to overcome their position of vanquish by obtaining power over the minimal recourses available. The protagonist, Xuela, differs from the rest of the Antiguans through her ability to rely on individuality as a

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    Prompt #3: Discuss how the motif of garments in Jamaica Kincaid’s The Autobiography of My Mother supports Xuela’s self-discovery through boundary crossing. From the point of view of Xuela Claudette Desvarieux, Jamaica Kincaid presents a powerful account of how race, gender, class, and the power of the individual intermingle and clash in colonial society. This paper will examine the role of garments in the novel and how they contribute to Xuela’s view of society. Although I can easily expand the

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