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Breath, Eyes, Memory

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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Breath, Eyes, Memory

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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Breath, Eyes, Memory

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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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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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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In Edwidge Danticat's novel Breath, Eyes, Memory, the protagonist, Sophie, experienced sexual abuse at the hands of her mother, who had also been abused by her own mother as well as raped. Sophie,...

Latest answer posted June 25, 2021, 1:03 am (UTC)

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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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Link national identity and child-parent relationships by talking about the relationship between Sophie, her mom, Martine, and Martine’s mom (Sophie’s grandma), Ifé. When the novel starts, Sophie...

Latest answer posted March 17, 2021, 2:21 pm (UTC)

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