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Topics: Self-esteem, Family, Gun Control Pages: 4 (1178 words) Published: December 10, 2013
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“Girl” (Fiction) By: Jamaica Kincaid
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Due Date: December 4, 2013
Salaam Williams
Harcum College
English 102

“Girl” (Fiction) By: Jamaica Kincaid
What are the duties of a woman (or a man) in your family?
In my household, there is only supposed to be my mother and me but surprisingly it is not. There are four people who actively reside in my household. The four people that live in the home are my mom, my mom’s boyfriend, my mom’s friend and I. My personal duties are to attend school every week, work two jobs daily, take care of myself and pay half of the rent and half of all the household utility bills. I am solely responsible for maintaining cleanliness in my room. I am responsible for washing any dishes that I may use after I make a meal. My mom’s duties are too cook for everyone, go to work daily and pay half of the rent and half of all household utility bills. My mom’s boyfriend duties are to maintain cleanliness throughout the house, provide groceries for the household, sit all day watching television and cater to my mother’s needs. My mom’s friend duties are to coming on Sunday evening eat dinner, watch television and lay around all day from Sunday evening till Wednesday afternoon. Also, give my mom money for anything she may need. My mom and I are the sole providers in our household because our names are on the lease. My mom allows these two people to not contribute to anything in the household. She seems to think it is okay to take care of two grown men who are no kin to her. I do not agree and have voiced my opinion several times but my feelings do not seem to matter because they still reside in our home. My best solution is to continue to work and save so that I may soon be able to afford to move out on...
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