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Night Women by Edwidge Danticat. DM mother’s red scarf. at night to stay warm Relationship with her son; Is she a night women? Role of. Edwidge Danticat’s short story “Night Women”, from her anthology Krik? Krack!, utilizes fantastic techniques within the genre of magical realism. REDEMPTIVE FORCES IN EDWIDGE DANTICAT’S KZER? KRAK! .. cases of the mother who whispers stories to her son in “Night Women” and the narrator.

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Overall, I thought the author did a great job of using these fantastic techniques to give voice to a marginalized group of people.

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Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Without explanation, this image creates the impression of hope in a desperate situation—the ability to see the stars from the dirty floor. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. In this way she seeks to maintain the hope and innocence of his childhood, perhaps also giving herself comfort in the process. Subscribe To Posts Atom.

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You are commenting using your WordPress. To find out edwidgs, including how to control cookies, see here: By describing compellingly visible images of stars, she communicates a variety of messages.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter owmen comment here Email Address never made public. Through her use of both visibility and multiplicity, Edwidge Danticat creates a moving story of a Haitian prostitute struggling to care for her young son.


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This site uses cookies. The final sentence, a line spoken to her son, also illustrates multiplicity as it leaves readers with both the taste of hope and the indefiniteness of her suffering: Newer Post Older Post Home. I’m only going to give one example of this: Notify me of new posts via email.

One of the most notable techniques that seemed to speak to a fantastic mood was the use of highly poetic and beautiful language to tell a story of ugliness and desperation.

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Through the hole, the mother and her customers are able to see the stars from her mat on the floor. This multiplicity is intensified by the fact that throughout the story, the narrator has lied to her son, telling him that the reason she dresses and makes up her face at night is because there are angels coming to visit.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: I listen for the shy laughter of his most pleasant dreams. Sleeping is another aspect of the story that shows innocent due to the fact that when most people or sleep they are in an unconscious state and their true selves are revealed and capture as majority of the time innocent and pure.

As I read her matter-of-fact descriptions of her work, her son, and her clients, I became uncomfortable by how unemotional she was about things that make me incredibly sad and somewhat alarmed, in terms of what the son is potentially being exposed to. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Danticat uses both visibility and multiplicity in a tactful use of imagery, crafting a provocative use of the stars to communicate to her readers on several levels.


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Emmanuel, her customer, the doctor, is scheduled to visit tonight, and she must please him to pay the bills; but the sentence also suggests the arrival of the Christ.

Empowerment Through Our Individualisim. Danticat expresses this throughout various writings in Kirk? It’s almost like she painted a picture of son like a goddess or of the highest person known. By complicating the way in which these images can be interpreted, she compounds the layers of each one, creating a multifaceted view of the world.

I was given the impression from this quote that just as the mother is lying to the son about her nighttime activities in order to try and maintain his happiness and sense of hope, her son is lying to his mother about believing her in order to help her maintain her sense of being a good mother and her hope for a better future. Notify me of new comments via email.