Analysis Of The Novel ' Claire Of The Sea Light ' Essay

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In the novel, Claire of the Sea Light, Edwidge Danticat employs the two male-female relationships of Gaelle Lavaud and Yves Moulin and Louise George and Max Senior in order to illustrate how women long for love throughout their relationships in an attempt to gain a connection with either someone or something. In the male-female relationship of Gaelle Lavaud and Yves Moulin, Gaelle longs for love in an attempt to gain male companionship. Similarly, in the male-female relationship of Louise George and Max Senior, Louise longs for love in an attempt to discover her sense of self. Through both the male-female relationships of Gaelle Lavaud and Yves Moulin and Louise George and Max Senior, Danticat reveals how women attempt to gain a connection with either someone or something in their relationships ultimately expressing the women’s longing for love.
Danticat uses the male-female relationship of Gaelle Lavaud and Yves Moulin in order to highlight how in male-female relationships the women long for love in an attempt to gain a connection with either someone or something. Within the relationship of Gaelle Lavaud and Yves Moulin, Gaelle longs for love, particularly male companionship, to ultimately fill the emptiness and loneliness in her life. In particular, the moment both her husband and daughter pass away, “[Gaelle] felt the full weight of being alone” (Danticat, 154). Because Gaelle loses her two, and only, family members, her life becomes empty and lonely. In order to…

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