Breath, Eyes, Memory

Breath, Eyes, Memory Symbols

Daffodils are, throughout the novel, a symbol of the strength and sacrifice it takes to thrive in a place in which one is not meant to be. According to Edwidge Danticat herself, one of the…

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Sophie and Martine’s night terrors represent the haunting, persistent nature of violent trauma. When Sophie arrives in New York to start a new life in America with her mother, Martine, she realizes on her…

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