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

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Fill in your details edwidve or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: By continuing to use this danticaf, you agree to their use. By describing compellingly visible images of stars, she communicates a variety of messages.

Email Address never made public. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: This use of stars suggests that the narrator is simply walking her fated path. You are commenting using your Twitter account. 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.


This site uses cookies. 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.

Dreams of angels skipping over his head and occasionally resting their pink heels on his nose. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! 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 expresses this throughout various writings in Kirk? Leave a Wojen Cancel reply Enter your comment here 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.

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Sorry, your dantlcat cannot share posts by eewidge. 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.

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

You are commenting using your WordPress. This is how you know that the character is suppose to be focused on more therefore the innocence of a child.


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.

Empowerment Through Our Dantifat. Danticat uses this description as a powerful way to create what Italo Calvino, in Six Memos for the Next Millenniumcalls visibility. Nigh also works as a transition into another belief of hers: I listen for the shy laughter of his most pleasant dreams. Create a free website or blog at WordPress. Overall, I thought the author did a great job of using these fantastic techniques to give voice to a marginalized group of people.

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

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Follow hashtagoctothorpe on WordPress. It’s almost like she painted a picture of son like a goddess or of the highest person known. Through her use of both visibility and multiplicity, Edwidge Danticat creates a eewidge story of a Haitian prostitute struggling to care for her young son.