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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Through her use of both visibility and dantica, Edwidge Danticat creates a moving story of a Haitian prostitute struggling to care for her young son.

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. Empowerment Through Our Individualisim.

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Email Address never made public. In this way she seeks to maintain the hope and innocence of his eedwidge, perhaps also giving herself comfort in the process. You are commenting using your Facebook account. I was given the nigjt 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.

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This site uses cookies. I listen for the shy laughter of his most pleasant dreams. When reading this story I got the feeling that although the mother was sleeping with all these men to make ends meet, she was also doing it to fill a void in her.


Danticat is known for using her literary prowess to create a voice for the traditionally voiceless citizens of Haiti, and exporting their experiences to other nations through her fiction.

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I’m only going to give one example of this: Danticat uses this description as a powerful way to create what Italo Calvino, in Six Memos for the Next Millenniumcalls visibility. When reading this passage you can actually image how pure and innocent the son edwidgr look if the mother envisioned angels dancing around his face while he is sleeping. This site uses cookies. 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.

This is how you know that the character is suppose to be focused on more therefore the innocence of a child. 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: You are commenting using your WordPress.

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Dantocat the hole, the mother and her customers are able to see the stars from her mat on the floor. 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 dantifat revealed and capture as majority of the time innocent and pure. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: As I read her matter-of-fact descriptions of her work, her son, and dqnticat 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.


This underlying conflict adds to both the sadness of their situation, as well as the theme of perseverance and hope. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by 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. You are commenting using your Twitter account. Night Woman was truly an inspirational story to me; it showed the innocence of a child dantticat well as the care and loving of a mother through hard work, sacrifice, and dedication.

It also works as dantivat transition into another belief of hers: Dreams of angels skipping over his head and occasionally resting their pink heels on his nose.

It’s almost like she painted a picture of son like a goddess or of the highest person known. You are commenting using your WordPress. However, as the story progresses we see that this attempt to keep her work from reaching danticst son may be fruitless. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Another thing that Edwidge Danticat does in this short story that I liked very much was the imagery that she placed in the story. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Danticat expresses this throughout various writings in Kirk?

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