The Other Daughter

I denne study guide kan du få hjælp til at analysere novellen "The Other Daughter" af Joanne C. Hillhouse, som har været brugt til en skriftlig eksamen i Engelsk A på STX den 27. maj 2019. Udover analysehjælpen kan du finde et summary af teksten samt idéer til fortolkning og perspektivering. 

Eksamensspørgsmål

Write an analytical essay (900-1200 words) in which you analyse and interpret Joanne C. Hillhouse’s short story “The Other Daughter”.

Part of your essay must focus on the structure of the story. In addition, your essay must include an analysis of the style of writing in lines 98-109.

Præsentation af teksten

Titel: “The Other Daughter” (2017)
Forfatter: Joanne C. Hillhouse
Genre: Short story

Joanne Hillhouse stammer fra øriget Antigua og Barbuda. Hun er journalist og forfatter, kendt for både at skrive fiktion, sagprosa og digte. Hendes hjemland er ofte et tema i hendes værker. I 2004 var hun medstifter af prisen Wadadli Youth Pen Prize, som tildeles lovende unge forfattere fra Antigua. 

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Title

The title of the short story “The Other Daughter” does not immediately indicate what the story is about.

The meaning of the title is both literal and symbolic. The literal sense of the title is suggested in the first phrase of the story: “My daddy is Prime Minister. I was born in the back room of a whorehouse on Popeshead Street. I lived there with my mother” (ll. 1-2). The narrator is “the other daughter”, in the sense that she is the illegitimate daughter of the Prime Minister.

Later in the story, we learn that Ruth, the narrator’s mother, goes to “beg my father, the Prime Minister, for the same educational opportunities he gave his legitimate children” (ll. 111-112). Note that the Prime Minister never seems to take an interest in the narrator beyond giving her money, and this happens only when Ruth appears at his office, threatening to expose him. These details emphasise the narrator’s “otherness” – the Prime Minister already has legitimate children, so he is not interested in the daughter he had with a prostitute. Moreover, because she is proof of his immorality, she is supposed to remain a secret, which is why the Prime Minister pays off Ruth.

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