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Chien Chiu Hsiung English 1 Professor Miller May 15, 2009 Assignment #6 “Only Daughter” and “Girl” Essay Sandra Cisneros and Jamaica Kincaid discuss about issue relating to their family expectations, education, and gender roles . Cisneros also talks about her freedom and success, while Kincaid mentions about sexuality . Cisneros describes how being the only daughter in a family of six sons is making her feel as if her father expects her to accomplish more than just becoming a writer . Her father was disappointed when he found that that Cisneros is becoming a writer . At the beginning, her father felt she has let him down but after seeing what she has accomplished; her father was pleaded with her work . Even though she disappointed her father, she was never given up her dream of becoming a writer and she knows that someday her father will understand her dream was not a failure . In the end, her father respected her being a writer. Similarly, Kincaid mother expectations were high as well for her daughter . Her mother wants her to learn how to do all the chores and be a respectful woman . She wants Kincaid to act like a woman and learn the values of becoming like a woman . In “Only Daughter” by Sandra Cisneros and “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid, both discuss the issues of their parent expectations, education, and gender roles . Both “Only Daughter” and “Girl” are similar in many ways such as the issues about parent expectations, education, and gender role . Cisneros and Kincaid life have been trying to fulfill their parent dreams . In “Only Daughter,” Cisneros explains about her family and her being the only daughter of the seven children in her family . As being the only daughter, her father
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