In the last line of "Girl," what does the mother mean? "You mean to say that after all you are really going to be the kind of woman who the baker wont let near the bread?"

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It is important to read this last line in the context of the rest of this short story, or exmaple of dialogue. Let us remember that the vast majority of this text are the words of the mother to her daughter as she offers her a series of snippets of advice about how to be a daughter and then a wife and the various jobs that these positions involve. What is interesting about this dialogue, however, is the way that the mother again and again returns to sex and accuses her daughter, perhaps unfairly, but certainly very harshly, about the...

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