Analyze either Jamaica Kincaid’s “Girl” or “Junot Diaz’s “The Cheater’s Guide to Love” using of the ideas about the effects of patriarchy on men and women bell hooks discusses in her essay “Understanding Patriarchy.” Essentially, discuss any point(s) introduced in “Understanding Patriarchy,” how they can be seen in either the poem or short story, and why it is significant to acknowledge and discuss them. Your thesis should reference a particular idea that hooks presents and how it is displayed in the reading you choose to discuss, either through the characters or events that unfold in the story/poem, and what point you want to make in response What patriarchal tropes are presented in each reading? Is the mother in “Girl” perpetuating the idea of patriarchy? What kind of patriarchal masculine traits does Yunior show? Look for parallels between hooks’ arguments in any themes, events, or character traits in either reading.
ANALYZE EITHER JAMAICA KINCAID’S “GIRL” OR “JUNOT DIAZ’S “THE CHEATER’S GUIDE TO LOVE” USING OF THE IDEAS ABOUT THE EFFECTS OF PATRIARCHY ON MEN AND WOMEN BELL HOOKS DISCUSSES IN HER ESSAY “UNDERSTANDING PATRIARCHY.”