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 is how you know that the character is suppose to be womeh on more therefore the innocence of a child. 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.

Krik? Krak! – Night Women Summary & Analysis

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here 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.

Newer Post Older Post Home. In this way she seeks to maintain the hope and innocence of his childhood, perhaps also giving herself comfort in the process. Danticat expresses this throughout various writings in Kirk? Danticat, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, immigrated to America at only 12 years of age and published her first piece of literature shortly thereafter. 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.


This site uses cookies. Fill in your dantiicat below or click an icon to log in: 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.

Krik? Krak! – Night Women Summary & Analysis

I feel s bare as open flesh. I was given the impression edwdge 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.

This use of stars suggests that the narrator is simply walking her fated path. Notify me of new comments via email. You are commenting using your WordPress. This site uses cookies.

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I’m only going to give one example of this: 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. You are commenting using your Twitter account.


Maybe it was the loving and belonging of a male figure in her life. 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: Night Woman was truly an inspirational story to me; it showed the innocence of a child as well as the care and loving of a mother through hard work, sacrifice, and dedication.

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. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here Through 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 dabticat 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. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Without explanation, this image creates the impression of hope in a desperate situation—the ability to see the stars from the dirty floor. Email required Address never made public. This underlying conflict adds to both the sadness of their situation, as well as the theme of perseverance and hope.