The story “Girl,” by Jamaica Kincaid, shows a mother who demands for her daughter to be more of a lady than a slut. In the late 1970s, women all had roles to follow. These roles included: cooking, cleaning around the house, to make themselves look good/decent, and helped look after siblings if they had any. The mother of this girl wants her to be the kind of lady she was and the kind of lady that a husband would want to bring home to his mom. Kincaid and her family relate to this story because her mother wrote her a book of standards that she wanted her daughter to read and follow into becoming a lady that she needs to be.