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Throughout Jamaica Kincaid's book "Lucy" there is a continuous psychological battle be waged in the life of the main character Lucy. Traumatized by the thoughts of being her mother, the chaotic life in the city, which she is unaccustomed too, and the death of her father challenges her to find her own identity (coming of age). Rather then finding who she is Lucy falls short due to her selfishness and inability to let go of the past.
All through the book it is apparent that Lucy has anxiety and hostility built up inside of her, which mainly revolves around her mother. In Lucy's mind she believes that her mother did not support her to succeed in life like she had done for her younger brothers. Convinced that her mother was trying to mold her into the person that she wanted her to be, Lucy fled to North America and indulged in a sinful life, which
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