Explore what it is about the story that catches your attention. Why would you like to learn more about the story? The story ends before we find out what happens to the girl. Does she heed all her mother’s advice and become a competent homemaker? Does she follow Kincaid’s lead and find something else? If she stays, is her life as joyless as her mother’s? If she leaves, can she find a way to create a new family and a new home? What of the mother?