Study Guide

Miss Edward in Annie John

By Jamaica Kincaid

Miss Edward

Miss Edward is history and geography teacher at Annie's school. She discovers Annie's graffiti art under the picture of Columbus and has a snit fit. Even though Annie is the top student in her class, Miss Edward just does not like her because she is mischievous outside the classroom.

Critics have noted that Miss Edward, along with Miss Nelson and Miss George, have names evocative of English royalty. How do the naming choices here relate to the British colonial education system?

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