There are significant others and generalized others present in the “Girl”. Primarily, the narrative of the “Girl” is seen to be coming from somebody close to the girl. It could be the mother or it could be some elder figure who is most significantly associated with the girl. Hence this is a significant other (Seil). Family and close friends and relatives could be called as significant others. In the instructions on “this is how you iron your father’s khaki pants so that they do not have a crease” (Kincaid 320), the narrator is instructing that the girl has to work on clothes pressing skills that does not invite criticism from her father. Significant others and generalized others are mixed in this statement where the narrator states “this is how you smile to someone you do not like very much; this is how you smile to someone you like completely” (Kincaid 320). Here the girl is instructed on how to address people she does not like. These are people who are generalized others as their influence is relatively lesser (Feliciano, Cynthia, and Rumbaut). “But what if the baker won’t let me feel the bread? you mean to say that after all you are really going to be the kind of woman who the baker won’t let near the bread” (Kincaid 321). Here, the baker is a generalized other, and the narrator is a significant other. According to the narrator, the girl has to grow up thus that she is accepted everywhere as a lady not a slut.