Danticat's Nineteen Thirty-Seven Analysis

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Danticat references the fear that society has of certain women in the story “Nineteen Thirty-Seven”. The chapter is about a girl named Josephine whose mother is imprisoned for being a witch. Everytime Josephine visits her mother she brings a Virgin Mary statue that she makes cry using wax and oil. Just before Josephine was born, her mother swam across a river that many Haitians were slaughtered in, causing it to become blood-stained, to Haiti from the D.R. Even Josephine's grandmother, since this Josephine and her mother have been performing rituals at the Massacre River every year. But when her mother dies,Jacqueline, another ritual performer takes her to see her mother's body being burned. In this story the mother was portrayed as a witch. They may have feared her since witches are always associated with having made a deal with the devil, and have always been portrayed to be evil. Another reason their…show more content…
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