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    No matter where a person may come from, everyone encounters a similar journey. The journey that is heard in stories is symbolic to what anyone may go through in life. In the story “A worn path”, an old women goes through many obstacles as she is on the pathway to acquiring what she sought after. In order to better convey the hero’s journey in the story A Worn Path, Eudora Welty uses characterization, symbolism, and conflict. In the story characterization is used to describe the main character…

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    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…

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    In the novel The Farming of Bones, by Edwidge Danticat, the reader follows the life of a Haitian servant named Amabelle. At a young age, Amabelle lost her parents and was taken in by a Dominican man named Don Ignacio and his daughter Señora Valencia. Amabelle and Señora Valencia quickly bonded and became as close as sisters even though Amabelle works for the señora. After Amabelle helps Señora Valencia deliver her children, their lives have a significant shift. Señora Valencia and Señor Pico…

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    find the most acceptable meaning of a home has been a dilemma for centuries. Some people run from their homes to seek a better future only to be detained while others live on the streets because they refuse to compromise what they believe in. Edwidge Danticat and Anna Quindlen utilize their writing by sharing emotional experiences to shed light on the treatment of immigrants and the homeless through their short essays Not Your Homeland (2005) and Homeless (1994). At first glance each title is…

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    community in both furthering and ending oppression. To do this she uses cultural practices and men’s role in Haitian women’s oppression, but although oppressed shows the possibility of being liberated. In the novel “Breath, Eyes, Memory” by Edwidge Danticat, the main character Sophie Caco lives in communities that further oppression in her society. Haitian society in general oppresses women as states Patrick Bellegarde-Smith in chapter one of his book Haiti: The Breached Citadel, “Haitian…

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    The ending of “Wall of Fire Rising” was very traumatic compared to the rest of the story. Author Edwidge Danticat let the conclusion of the story be very vague, meaning there are multiple reason as well as outcomes for the way this story ended. Guy’s lack of proud based off of his failures in life played a part in his death. I didn’t think Guy was planning on killing himself because, he never gave any signs of having suicidal thoughts. I knew Guy always wanted to fly the air balloon, but he…

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    In the fictional story Children of the Sea, the author Edwidge Danticat, conveys an idea that life goes on. Danticat does so by portraying her characters as weak beings with lack of hope in the beginning and having them grow as strong, hopeful people who learn to let things go. The female character in Children of the Sea is a great example of gaining hope and understanding that life goes on. When the female character comes to…

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    In “Women Like Us,” Edwidge Danticat explains how in her Haitian culture women are not seen as writers. In “Workers,” Richard Rodriguez talks about his experience working as a construction worker and how having a manual job doesn’t mean people don’t have any education. In “Serving in Florida,” Barbara Ehrenreich talks about how people and herself are struggling to afford a decent living while having a low minimum job. In “Nicomachean Ethics,” Aristotle says how people want to be happy, and…

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    work for the father to support his family let alone himself. This is the current state of Modern Haiti. Unfortunately, these circumstances can lead to deep depression in people and can potentially lead to suicide. In “A Wall of Fire Rising,” by Edwidge Danticat, a father struggles with both internal and external conflicts that barricade his path on providing for his family. They live in a tiny shack and struggle to make ends meet. Guy is discouraged because he is unable to find any work and when…

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    The slaves eventually had enough and started the war with France. There were many battles but they were finally able to gain independence from France and became free from slavery. This is where the setting of the story of Wall of Fire Rising by Edwidge Danticat takes place. The story is about a poor family that lives in Haiti where poverty is very high. Guy is one of the main characters in the story, he is a father and a husband that is struggling to support his family. Although Guy lives in a…

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