The following excerpt is from  Lucy: A Novel  by Jamaica Kincaid...

The following excerpt is from Lucy: A Novel

 by Jamaica Kincaid (published in 1990). In this passage, Lucy, a young woman from the Caribbean, is talking to Mariah, an American woman. Lucy has recently come to the United States to work for Mariah as the family's au pair (an arrangement in which she assists the family with childcare and other household duties in exchange for room and board). Read the passage carefully. Write a" thesis statement that you would use for an essay that analyzes how Kincaid uses literary elements and techniques to explore the conflict that arises from the complex interaction of Lucy and Mariah's different values. Write a paragraph in support of your thesis that uses at least one piece of evidence from the text.

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