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analaysis author Edwidge Danticat Essay

  • Submitted by: sexylady16
  • on February 3, 2009
  • Category: English
  • Length: 583 words

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Edwidge Danticat:
Edwidge Danticat is the author of Krit? Krat!.   In this novel her style of writing was different from her previous novel; her stores read more like poems. The stories in this novel invoke the wonder, terror, and heartache in Haiti. To me this novel was very eye opening. In this professional analysis I will be concerting in the story the “Children of the sea”
"Children of the Sea" is narrated in the first person by two distinct voices. The first belongs to a young man who is fleeing Haiti on a leaky boat. The second voice comes from a young woman who remains in Haiti with her family. The story is written in the form of letters from each of the characters to the other. In this the characters names are unknown and this because if they were known it would jeopardize their lives even more. Through their letters, which cannot be mailed, the reader learns of the characters' deepest thoughts, the ones they are afraid to say out loud.
One of the most important themes in "Children of the Sea" is justice. From the reader's perspective, injustice of the narrators' situation is showed by the events the author chooses to recount in the story. A dictator has made his country a dangerous place to live. People are killed for disagreeing, for speaking publicly, and even for trying to protect their families. The other passengers on the boat are so worried about their survival, that for them the only question of "justice" is whether they should throw the sick people off the boat to save themselves.
The story’s plot opens with an unnamed narrator, a young Haitian revolutionary, thinking of his girlfriend. He is on a small boat that has set sail for Miami, Florida. He is going into hiding because he is wanted by the Haitian government. The second narrator of the story is sad because her boyfriend has left the country, she there for remains behind with her mother and father. The man and woman tell their side of the stories through a series of letters. Even...

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