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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“Night Women” by Alex Kineret – The Fantastic Short Story in the Americas

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Danticat uses edwodge visibility and multiplicity in a tactful use of imagery, crafting a provocative danticwt of the stars to communicate to her readers on several levels.

Danticat uses this description as a powerful way to create what Italo Calvino, in Six Memos for the Next Millenniumcalls visibility. 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. Create a free website or blog at WordPress.

Dreams of angels skipping over his head and occasionally resting their pink heels on his nose. This use of stars suggests that the narrator is simply walking her fated path.

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Through her use of both visibility and multiplicity, Edwidge Danticat creates a moving story of a Haitian prostitute struggling to care for her young son. When reading this passage you can actually image how pure and innocent ewidge son must look if the mother envisioned angels dancing around his face while he is sleeping. Follow hashtagoctothorpe on WordPress.

However, as the story progresses we see that this attempt to keep her work from reaching her son may be fruitless. Post was edwiidge sent – check your email addresses!

Krik? Krak! – Night Women Summary & Analysis

I’m only going to give one example of this: Empowerment Through Our Individualisim. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here 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 Twitter account.

Newer Post Older Post Home. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: 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. You ewdidge commenting using your WordPress. I listen for the shy laughter of his most pleasant dreams. Email required Address never made public.

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. Notify me of new posts via 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.


“Night Women” by Alex Kineret

In this njght she seeks to maintain the hope and innocence of his childhood, perhaps also giving herself comfort in the process. Notify me of new comments via email.

You are commenting using your WordPress. 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.

Email Address never made public. 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 danticxt a void in her. By describing compellingly danticta images of stars, she communicates a variety of messages.

Without explanation, this image creates the impression of hope in a desperate situation—the ability to see the stars from the dirty floor.