Analysis Of Breath, Eyes, Memory By Edwidge Danticat

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In every place, there is a person that has had many experiences some maybe the same and some may be different; however, their experiences can define how many are feeling. Many people have a way of expressing themselves whether it is in the use of songs, poems, or even stories and can exasperate similar emotions or stories. Authors such as Edwidge Danticat and Jamaica Kincaid are both from the Caribbean and has evoked similar experiences being a woman in their writing.
Edwidge Danticat was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Like many families of the Caribbean, her mother and father moved to the U.S. and left her to stay with her aunt and uncle. Edwidge had many obstacles of being a woman such as growing up without having her mother in her life.
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They use their characters as if it were them. The characters have many of their characteristics. In the novel, “Breath, Eyes, Memory” written by Edwidge Danticat. Edwidge Danticat writes about a character named Sophie who was left to be with her aunt just as Edwidge Danticat was left to be with her aunt. In the short story, “Girl” written by Jamaica Kincaid, Kincaid describes a girl who has a difficult mother; which is the way Kincaid and her mother did not have a great relationship due to differences. Besides them being seen in the characters they write about, they both have motifs and have a use of symbols within their works. They both share the thought of women as well as duties of …show more content…
They both share a story of growing up; however, they tell it in their own way. In the short story “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid, Jamaica Kincaid used repetition, use of semicolons as well as rhythm. “Girl” is described to be a posed poem. Kincaid also incorporates run-on-sentences in her work. Kincaid also uses Caribbean English in “Girl.” Kincaid use of the mother in the story reveals to the audience how a mother trains the daughter. Also, Kincaid uses the story to show the duties of women. The way a young lady is raised to be a caterer is a stereotypical way men see women

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