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Silvia Watanabe Talking To The Dead Analysis

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“Talking to the Dead” is a short story by Silvia Watanabe. According to her biography, she wants to save the stories that represent their community. In “Talking to the Dead,” we can find four main characters: Aunty, Clinton, Yuri and Yuri’s mother. Aunty and Clinton have a relationship mother and son quite peculiar. Although Aunty prepares her son since he was a child to continue in the family trade when Clinton becomes an adult, he markets his mother’s occupation and “brings the scientific spirit of free enterprise to the doorstep of the hereafter” as the author narrates it. Therefore, in this story, there is a conflict of interest. On the one hand, Aunty truthfully believes in her work, and she does it in a spiritually way and in communion
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