A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing Quotes

Eimear McBride
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You’ll soon. You’ll give her name.
-- Narrator (Part 1, Chapter 1 paragraph 1)

Importance: Here, the narrator reflects on the very beginning of her life in her mother’s womb. The narrator is without an identity apart from her existence in the womb, and here, she comments on the idea that very soon, her mother will give her a name – though at the time, her mother is preoccupied with her brother’s battle for survival against cancer. Additionally, the reader should note that the narrator – nor any other character in the novel – is ever named.

No you’re better. No you are, turned her good eyes blind.
-- Narrator (Part 1, Chapter 3 paragraph 7)

Importance: As the narrator’s brother recovers from cancer surgery and treatment, he becomes his mother’s favorite child, often at the expense of the narrator. As such, the narrator explains how their mother turns a blind eye towards bad behavior when it comes to the narrator’s brother, but...

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