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A Question for Danticat

After hearing that Edwidge Danticat had learned three languages in depth–French, Creole and English–I became curious about the relationship of these languages within her, both as an author and as a person, and their interactions within her mind. Whether, for … Continue reading

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Question for Edwidge Danticat

So far I have really enjoyed reading Krik? Krak!  I love the deep love that the two young adults experience in “Children of the Sea” from their unsent letters.  The hope that they have that one day they will meet … Continue reading

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Question for Edwidge Danticat

As a Haitian writer, Danticat incorporates both her culture and values into her work. While reading pieces in Krik? Krak! I noticed both the recurring role of mothers, and minimal interaction with male characters. Although paternal figures are present, the mother-daughter dynamic … Continue reading

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Question for Danticat

In the three short stories we read for class, Children of the Sea, New York Day Women and Caroline’s Wedding the relationships between the mothers and their children seem to be a bit rocky. In each relationship there is a … Continue reading

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Question for Danticat

In our class we read the Narrative of Frederick Douglass before Krik? Krak!  During this time we discusses how Douglass invoked pathos throughout his work.  After reading “Children of the Sea”, I found myself at a loss for words.  I teared … Continue reading

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Question for Edwidge Danticat

I would like to ask Edwidge Danticat why she centers so many of her books and stories on Ville Rose. I tried to Google Ville Rose. The first thing that came up were several pages about Toulouse, France which is … Continue reading

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Questions for Danticat

In class it was mentioned how Danticat has written and succeeded in writing in various genres. It’s hard to get at the level Danticat has gotten to in one genre, but the fact that she’s achieved so much in many … Continue reading

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Questions for Danticat

One of things that struck me first as I read Children of the Sea was her stylistic choice of not using capital letters in the female parts of the letters. I have seen this style before in a lot of Lucille … Continue reading

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Questions for Danticat

I did a bit of research on Danticat and found out that she has a younger brother. In her short story, Caroline’s Wedding, Danticat seems to be writing an autobiographical event, however the details are changed a bit from her … Continue reading

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Addressed to Danticat In a hypothetical situation where you must rename the title of one of your stories in Krik? Krak! which story would you choose, and what would you rename it to. Many titles of other works do not … Continue reading

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