In Darkness Passages Analysis

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Love Victor 9/11/15 Summer Reading In Darkness Passage Response “I am a killer and I have been killed, too, over and over…there are no names in the darkness.” (Lake 1). I think the author uses this metaphorically. I think in his Shorty has been let down repeatedly. Also he does not go by his name and throughout the whole book he goes by his nickname. “Marguerite was famous for that kindness. She’d take a pigeon that had broken its wing and she’d make it better, no matter that Manman said pigeons were rats with wings” (Lake 26). Since Shorty kills for Marguerite and loves being around her, I wonder why her characteristics and personality does not rub off on him? Usually people’s actions can change due to their environment and the people…show more content…
Therefore, they will start to continue their dangerous lifestyle. For example, Shorty killed people, but it was only for Marguerite. Although there is a just reason, you should never kill someone. “Even in war people should not leave children wounded in the street” (Lake 191). During the time in Haiti, there was no true sense of childhood. Mainly because of the revolution and ongoing battles in the country. This part of the book reminds me of Black Boy. Although both stories are different, the main character in Black Boy never had a true childhood. He was too busy helping his family and at a young age he had to become a man. “Biggie sent the CD to some record company in New York” (Lake 177). I think it is cool how biggie is able to look on the brighter side, and express himself through rap. Most people in his situation wouldn’t even think of making music and sending it to…show more content…
Shorty is the type of person who wants to make everything count. He thinks if one is being artistic they should express it in a way it could help their country or other people. If he was to be an artist, he would remind me of a J. Cole or Kendrick Lamar. The reason is because both artists want to have their message expressed through their music (an artistic form), just like Shorty would. “I feel like if I tell my story to you till the point when I came to hospital, then that will be the point when I break through into the light” (Lake 286). Again, the author uses light. Since light revolves around happiness, when short arrives to the hospital is life is turned around. “Some people like that, they’re drawn to the power of guns, even if they say they only want to save people…Sometimes when I was holding a gun it was like the gun wanted to kill people, not me. Never me” (Lake 303). This quote shows the importance and power of guns, because they can impact a person’s life decisions. People think killing others will solve their problems but it will truly make matters worse. Also having a gun can make one feel as if they are a different person, just like having a certain
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