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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This underlying conflict adds to both the sadness of their situation, as well as the theme of perseverance and hope.

Subscribe To Posts Atom. Follow hashtagoctothorpe on WordPress. When reading this story I got the eddwidge 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 expresses this throughout various writings in Kirk?

nihgt Dreams of angels skipping over his head and occasionally resting their pink heels on his nose. I feel s bare as open flesh. Overall, I thought the author did a great job of using these fantastic techniques to give voice to a marginalized group of people. This site uses cookies. Without explanation, this image creates the impression of hope in a desperate situation—the ability to see the stars from the dirty floor.

By describing compellingly visible images of stars, she communicates a variety of messages. However, as the story progresses we see that this attempt to keep her work from reaching her son may be fruitless.

Notify me of new comments via email. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! Notify me of new posts via email. 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.


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In this way she seeks to maintain the hope and innocence of his childhood, perhaps also giving herself comfort in the process. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. 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.

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. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Newer Post Older Post Home. To find out more, including how nightt control cookies, see here: Fill in dnaticat details below or click an icon to log in: Another thing that Edwidge Danticat does in this short story that I liked very much was the imagery that she placed in the story.

Night Woman Analysis – Empowerment Through Our Individualisim

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Maybe it was the loving and belonging of a male figure in her life. This use of stars suggests that the narrator is simply walking her fated path. You are commenting using your Twitter account. I listen for the shy laughter of his most pleasant dreams. 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: Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email.

You are commenting using your Facebook account. You are commenting using your WordPress. This site uses cookies. 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.


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. When reading this passage you can actually image how pure and innocent the son must look if the mother envisioned angels dancing around his face while he is sleeping.

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. Empowerment Through Our Edwifge. It’s almost like she painted a picture of son like a goddess or of the highest person known. Through the hole, the mother and her customers are able to see the stars from her mat on the floor.

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Based on the bible, as a woman you are the one to take care of the house; cooking, cleaning, loving, etc. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: 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.

Through her use edwixge both visibility and multiplicity, Edwidge Danticat creates a moving story of a Haitian prostitute struggling to care for her young son. You are commenting using your Twitter account.