Breath, Eyes, Memory | Study Guide

Edwidge Danticat

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Part 1, Chapters 1–2 Part 1 takes place in Haiti and New York City when the narrator, Sophie, is 12 years old. Sophie returns home from sch... Read More
Part 1, Chapters 3–4 Before Sophie leaves for New York she visits her Grandmè Ifé in the village of La Nouvelle Dame Marie. Grandmè Ifé's h... Read More
Part 1, Chapters 5–6 Sophie and Tante Atie travel to Haiti's capital city, Port-au-Prince. Tante Atie excitedly points out stores and hotel... Read More
Part 1, Chapters 7–8 Martine shows Sophie around New York by taking her to a Haitian American neighborhood on Brooklyn's Flatbush Avenue. T... Read More
Part 2, Chapters 9–10 The events in Part 2 take place six years after the events in Part 1. As Chapter 9 opens, Sophie is 18 and headed for ... Read More
Part 2, Chapters 11–12 When Joseph returns from his travels, Sophie wears a tight yellow dress to greet him. They go to a concert and kiss. S... Read More
Part 3, Chapters 13–14 Part 3 takes place two years after Part 2 ends. Sophie is 20 years old, married to Joseph, and living in Providence. T... Read More
Part 3, Chapters 15–16 Sophie, Tante Atie, and Grandmè Ifé eat supper on Grandmè Ifé's back porch. Tante Atie wears a New York sweatshirt Sop... Read More
Part 3, Chapters 17–18 Sophie, Tante Atie, and Grandmè Ifé eat cassava sandwiches for breakfast. Both Tante Atie and Grandmè Ifé eat the cass... Read More
Part 3, Chapters 19–20 The next morning Tante Atie prepares to go with Louise into the city. Louise plans to have her name added to the archi... Read More
Part 3, Chapters 21–22 After dinner Tante Atie reads a poem Louise helped her paraphrase from a book. Grandmè Ifé listens to the rest of Mart... Read More
Part 3, Chapters 23–24 In the morning Sophie and Grandmè Ifé realize Tante Atie didn't come home the night before. They prepare themselves fo... Read More
Part 3, Chapters 25–27 As Martine changes into a sundress, Sophie notices the contrast between her bleached face and her dark skin. Grandmè I... Read More
Part 4, Chapters 28–29 Part 4 takes place immediately after Part 3 in Haiti, New York City, and Providence. As the van drives through H... Read More
Part 4, Chapters 30–31 Sophie and Brigitte return to Providence, where Joseph greets them. Joseph is glad to see Sophie but angry with her fo... Read More
Part 4, Chapters 32–33 Sophie tells her therapist, Rena, about her eventful trip to Haiti. Rena asks if Sophie reclaimed her mother line. "My... Read More
Part 4, Chapters 34–35 During her next session with Rena, Sophie says she's worried about her mother. Martine has always held herself togethe... Read More
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