The Theme of Homesickness in Jamaica Kincaid’s Lucy

  • Senthil Kumar S Assistant Professor of English, PG & Research Department of English, Sri Vidya Mandir Arts and Science College, Katteri, Uthangarai, 636902, Krishnagiri, Tamilnadu, India
Keywords: Homesickness, Impressions, Feelings, Sexuality, Colonialism


: Jamaica Kincaid is a great Antiguan- American female writer in modern times. Her writings embody a kind of homesickness vision. Kincaid is a novelist,
essayist, gardener and gardening writer. Her novels are loosely autobiographical. Her work often portrays impressions and feelings over plot development. Her writing expresses such themes as colonialism, colonial actions, neo-colonialism, gender, race and sexuality. This paper deals with the homesickness and its impact of Lucy. It is a kind of psychological problem which affects human consciousness and makes them insane. Like other defects of human it shows a variety of symptoms and reflect some bad actions through own activities. Kincaid’s description of Lucy’s desire remains united with her mother as an emotion shared by most girls of her stage.