Jamaica Kincaid

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The girl’s mother is the main speaker in the story. Her authoritative voice, which offers the girl a list of guidelines on how to conduct herself, makes up the bulk of the story, with very… read analysis of Mother
Minor Characters
Mother’s husband and the girl’s father. Mother mentions him in the context of teaching the girl how to iron his khaki shirt and pants. Father represents the duties that women perform for men as homemakers. Mother’s assumption is that the girl will one day iron her own husband’s shirts.