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Need some sort of attention getter Jamacia Kincaids novel Lucy tells the journey of a young woman who leaves her home and Antigua in a search for independence in the United States Accepting an au pair job from an upper class family Lucy soon reveals her struggles with adjustment and acceptance of American life Although the novel progresses to reveal Lucys stubborn state even she cannot deny how the women in her life impacted her dislocation from home Lucy too affects the multiple women experiencing displacement that she encounters As shown through the characters in Lucy women in society influence one another while searching for independence and parting from social norms Lucys relationship with her host Mother Mariah grows into a friendship where they offer each other guidance in personal relationships While Lucy tries to resist a relationship with her Mother Mariah understands the importance of the two maintaining a bond Mariah begins to notice Lucys anger towards her Mother especially after her Father dies and asks Why dont you forgive your Mother for whatever it is you feel she has done Kincaid 129 Although she fails to understand the complications between Lucy and her Mother Mariahs question forces Lucy to confront her past and admit her longing for home When Mariah chooses to leave home because of her unfaithful husband Lucy serves as a source of support Although she maintains judgments about Lewis and Mariahs relationship she stands by her female counterpart saying he made Mariah cry and I had taken her side that was something I would always do Kincaid 119 The development of Lucy and Mariahs friendship shows the significant influence each had on the others transition from homeIn an unlikely friendship Lucy and Peggy empower one another to break away from societys expected gender roles The teenage girls come from traditional family lifestyles that they often resent and rebel against As they realize their mutual craving to stand against
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