In krik? Krak? Danticat delivers messages about Haitian struggles by using deaths, symbols like crying. In multiple stories like children of the sea, 1937, wall of rising, night women, Danticat also showed how Haitians will cried because they couldn’t do anything else. Crying expresses suffering, and as long as Haitians live, they suffer and therefore cry.
Crying represents life, which in Haiti is always marked by pain.
Danticat is always saying to never give up regardless of what happen. Many of characters have seeing horrible things happening to the people and the nations they love suffer; they all have their own reactions. As Danticat often explains, there is no universal Haitian experience because the people who suffer remain individuals.im also going to talk about How the trouble in Haiti impact these stories.
In “children of the sea “Two nameless narrators are in love and write each other letters they will never read. The female narrator is angry that her father is against their love, but she finds out he gave up everything to protect her from the macoutes. The female narrator’s family hears the macoutes kill her neighbor, whose son was in the
Youth Federation. The male narrator, also a member, left Haiti. In his boat there is a pregnant teenager, Célianne, who was brutally raped by soldiers. Days after her baby dies, she throws it and herself overboard. The female narrator sees a black butterfly and knows the male narrator has died. And there big chances that he may be dead because the ship was lost and has never been seen since then.
“Nineteen Thirty-Seven” is narrated by Josephine, whose mother is imprisoned as a witch. Because she was falsely accused of killing babies. Hours before Josephine’s birth, her mother experienced a tragedy with blood-filled river to Haiti from the
Dominican Republic, where Haitians were slaughtered, including Josephine’s grandmother. Every year, Josephine and her mother performed rituals at the Massacre
River. When Josephine visits her innocent mother, she never says anything. Crying is one of the symbols in this story because of how the mother was always happy to the
Madonna statue, and when her mother gave her the Madonna when she knew she wasn’t going to make it. Josephine tries not to cry in order to suppress her suffering, as well as her mother’s. But Josephine’s mother makes the Madonna statue cry because her suffering has not died, and she needs to express it somehow. When Josephine’s mother dies, Jacqueline, another ritual performer, takes Josephine to see her body burned.
In “wall of rising “there was Guy, Lili, and their son, little Guy, live in a one-room shack. They get excited when little Guy gets to play a revolutionary at school, and Guy gets extra work cleaning bathrooms at a plantation. Little Guy spends all his time learning lines while Guy dreams of stealing the plantation’s hot air balloon. Lili doesn’t approve, but one day she sees Guy flying the balloon. Guy captures the neighborhood’s attention and jumps out. Little Guy recites the lines from his play over
Guy’s dead body.
“Night Women” is about a prostitute who practices her profession next to her young s, sleeping son bed. She tells him she gets made up before bedtime because she’s waiting for an angel to come. She worries he’ll someday find out the truth, especially as she sees him becoming older and more sexually aware. If he ever wakes to find her with
one of her regular married men, she will tell him it’s his father, visiting for one night.
When he asks about the angels, she tells him they haven’t come yet . Krik?
Krak! Demonstrate that everyone experiences suffering in his or her own unique way.
But one thing that most of the characters have in common is that they keep hoping.
Hope has the power to give people strength in times of suffering, but it also blinds them from the reality. Most characters in these stories hold on to hope to stay alive. In
“Night Women,” the narrat makes up stories about an angel coming to rescue her and her son in order to hide the truth from him, but she also uses these stories to escape the harsh reality of her life. They become in denial with their own self, Like “children of the sea the two lovers hoping to see each other one day. Danticat really got her point across in my point of view.