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Breath, Eyes, Memory

Discuss the symbols in Edwidge Danticat's novel Breath, Eyes, Memory. Symbols include: literacy, daffodils, the...

In her acclaimed 1994 novel Breath, Eyes, Memory, author Edwidge Danticat uses symbolism, particularly colors and motifs, to articulate certain themes, feelings, emotions and other points that she...

Latest answer posted June 29, 2019 12:49 am UTC

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In Breath, Eyes, Memory, Martine's favorite color was first daffodil yellow, but then she is obsessed with red.  What...

Martine loves the daffodil's that grow in Haiti. She appreciates them because they grow in a place that they aren't supposed. They've been brought to Haiti from European settlers, and should not...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2007 9:05 am UTC

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Discuss the representation of exile and migration in Breath, Eyes, and Memory. Be sure to relate your response to the...

Breath, Eyes, and Memory is the story of the protagonist Sophie Caco, a girl living with her aunt Atie in Haiti. Sophie's mother Martine has migrated to New York in search of a better life. When...

Latest answer posted January 10, 2019 6:18 pm UTC

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Write an essay on how migration affects Sophie and Martine in Breath, Eyes, Memory.

In this essay, you could talk about the fact that, thanks to migration, Martine and Sophie have two different lives: they have a life in Haiti and a life in New York. For Sophie as a young child,...

Latest answer posted July 23, 2020 7:39 pm UTC

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Discuss the representation of exile and migration in Breath, Eyes, Memory by Edwidge Danticat.

Sofia, who lives in Haiti and New York, is one member of a family of migrants. When Sophie was young, her mother, Martine, left Haiti for New York, where she settled and worked, and Sofia remained...

Latest answer posted January 11, 2019 1:14 am UTC

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Why is Chabin treated differently in the novel Breath, Eyes, Memory?

Chabin is treated differently because he's an albino. Albinism is a congenital disorder characterized by a complete or partial absence of pigmentation in the skin, hair, and eyes. In some...

Latest answer posted October 16, 2019 8:47 am UTC

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