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Being an Adult What does if mean to become an adult There are many issues that could be brought up and discussed when asked this question However only a few important issues come to mind For instance with adulthood come many new responsibilities Furthermore many will be initiating college while others may be starting families beginning new jobs or simply going through tribulations When we consider works such as From the House of Yemanja by Audre Lorde and Girl by Jamaica Kincaid it is clear that writers not only write about general concerns but also about what affects them directly as they grow up For example Audre Lordes short poem From the House of Yemanja showcases a daughter that needs her mothers help in a desperate time of need However her mother is not around to help relieve her pain She has no brothers to turn too and she doesnt get along with any of her sisters It is sad to think about but there are many families that deal with this sort of problem day in and day out Adulthood is a major step in every ones life and it is important to remember that having someone to talk too is very important The short story Girl by Jamaica Kincaid is another work that describes the troubles with becoming an adult Throughout the story a young lady sits and listens to her mother babble on and on about nothing When the young lady tries to make a comment or answer her mothers questions her mother simply ignores her For instance is it true that you sing benna in Sunday school always eat your food in
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