Pain And Pain In Edwidge Danticat's The Children Of The Sea

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As human beings everyone suffers, but we all suffer differently. Some suffer emotionally, some suffer physically, and some suffer mentally. And through suffering and pain we gain different experiences, we either overcome pain and sorrow or we break down and waste our lives. Edwidge Danticat presents the theme of suffering in each of her stories. In all the stories the characters have to go through pain, but they all overcome it in different ways. This is true in real life too. The outcome of suffering can lead to new and different experiences. In the story of “Children of the Sea” that characters suffer, but the outcome is death, in the story of “Nineteen Thirty-Seven” the outcome is inner peace, and my outcome of pain and suffering is the…show more content…
The soldiers killed and tortured anyone as they pleased, especially those who talked about politics on the radio or about the government. The characters in “the Children of the Sea” went through different kinds of pain and suffering, but they had the same outcome which is death. For example, Madame Roger, had to go through the pain of losing her loved one. Madame Rogers’s son was on the radio talking about some stuff that the Soldiers didn 't like, so they killed him. They ran him in their car, taking his head off his body. She went to the morgue to receive her dead son 's body but got his head instead. The soldiers went to her house and harassed her with questions about her son, when she couldn 't take the pain and their ignorance she fought back. The soldiers beat her to death. Another example of the outcome of death is in the story of “The Children of the Sea” the character Celianne. Soldiers went to Celianne’s family house, and forced her brother on his mother, and then they took turns raping her. Celianne is pregnant and on a boat leaving Haiti. She gave birth to a dead baby. When the boat got too full and water keeps coming in the boat she decided that she will throw her baby girl off the boat. Seconds later she joined the baby as well and became part of the children of the…show more content…
Without extremely painful moments, we would never feel motivated to change, to become a better version of ourselves. Without pain and suffering we wouldn’t become the person we were destined to be. I went through that moment when I lost a dear friend, that lost help me discover myself and helped me grow as a person. In the story “The Children of the Sea” both Madam Rogers and Celianne went through the pain of losing the child, but at the end they went to join them. And in the story “Nineteen Thirty-Seven” Josephine found closer and inner peace with herself when she found out the truth of her mother, after her mother’s
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