Gender Essay

Gender Essay - Distance to Power Generators? One Seven...

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1 ‘Distance to Power Generators?’ ‘One Seven Decimal Two Eight’ ‘Target: Maximum Firepower’ ‘Pow-pow! Pow-pow!’ The two short stories, “Girl” and “Story of an Hour” both illustrate gender issues and perceptions that women have to bear in their respective time periods. They also show us how the women of the time periods are different from the women of today. The diction of the stories show the reader from a women’s point of view how women fell about themselves during those times, and the way they acted as a result. The brief story “Girl”, written by Jamaica Kincaid, portrays women as whiney, full of self-pity, long-winded, and extremely self-centered. The entire length of the story, in fact, is nothing more than a long to-do list, with a tone that makes it come across as little less than a string of complaints. Line after line is filled with a ranting list of tasks with a self-piteous. This shows that the stereotypical woman of the 1980s was a complaint driven windbag with no other
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This note was uploaded on 03/28/2011 for the course ECON 110 taught by Professor Vernon during the Spring '07 term at BYU.

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