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Krik? Krak! | Study Guide

Edwidge Danticat

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Krik? Krak! | Characters

Character Description
The young woman writer "Epilogue: Women Like Us" focuses on a young female writer and her connection to her ancestors. Read More
Caroline In "Caroline's Wedding," Caroline is about to marry a non-Haitian man. Her mother disapproves of this. Read More
The female narrator The female narrator in "Children of the Sea" writes letters to her lover, the male narrator. Read More
Guy In "A Wall of Fire Rising," Guy dreams of flying a hot air balloon owned by the people he works for. He flies it but falls from it and dies. Read More
Josephine Josephine in "Nineteen Thirty-Seven" was born on the day her mother experienced a massacre of Haitian workers by Dominican soldiers. Read More
Lamort Lamort in "The Missing Peace" is a teenage girl who dreams of adventure. She is inspired after meeting an American journalist. Read More
Marie In "Between the Pool and the Gardenias," Marie is a maid who finds a dead baby and treats it as if it were her own and alive. Read More
Princesse In "Seeing Things Simply," Princesse serves as a nude model for Catherine's paintings. The experience inspires her to become a painter. Read More
The prostitute The prostitute in "Night Women" serves male visitors throughout the night while her young son sleeps nearby. She hopes that her son does not wake up. Read More
Suzette Suzette is a Haitian American woman in "New York Day Women" who lives in New York City. Read More
Catherine Catherine from "Seeing Things Simply" is a painter from Guadeloupe who paints Princesse nude. She gives Princesse a portrait and inspires her to become a painter.
Celianne Celianne is a pregnant woman in "Children of the Sea" who recounts being raped by soldiers. She gives birth on the boat she is on while trying to escape from Haiti.
The Dominican The Dominican in "Between the Pool and the Gardenias" is a pool cleaner who calls the police when he suspects Marie of killing the baby she found in the street. Marie claims that she once slept with the Dominican.
Emilie Gallant Emilie Gallant from "The Missing Peace" is an American journalist whose independence inspires Lamort.
Eric Eric is the non-Haitian man who marries Caroline in "Caroline's Wedding." Caroline's mother does not approve of her daughter marrying someone from outside of Haitian culture.
Grace In "Caroline's Wedding," Grace intercedes between her sister Caroline and their mother. Caroline is about to marry a non-Haitian man and her mother disapproves of the match.
Josephine's mother In "Nineteen Thirty-Seven," Josephine's mother makes it across a river full of blood during the massacre of Haitian workers by Dominican soldiers. She gives birth to her daughter once she reaches Haitian soil.
Lamort's grandmother In "The Missing Peace," Lamort's grandmother warns Lamort to be careful of foreigners. She blames Lamort for Lamort's mother's death.
Lili Lili is Guy's wife in "A Wall of Fire Rising." She disapproves of Guy's stealing a hot air balloon but loves and supports him even in death.
Little Guy In "A Wall of Fire Rising," Little Guy is the son of Guy and Lili. He recites his school play lines over his father's dead body.
Ma In "Caroline's Wedding," Ma has two daughters, Caroline and Grace. Ma is upset that Caroline is about to marry a non-Haitian man.
The male narrator The male narrator in "Children of the Sea," has escaped from Haiti on a leaky boat full of other passengers.
The narrator of "A Wall of Fire Rising" The narrator of "A Wall of Fire Rising" describes the events that lead to tragedy for Guy and his small family.
The narrator of "Epilogue: Women Like Us" The narrator of "Epilogue: Women Like Us" addresses the young woman writer about her writing and her ancestry.
The narrator of "Seeing Things Simply" The narrator of "Seeing Things Simply" recounts the experiences and interactions of a painter and her subject.
The prostitute's son The prostitute's son in "Night Women" sleeps peacefully while his mother greets male customers.
Rafael Trujillo Rafael Trujillo (1891–1961) was the dictator in charge of the Dominican Republic from 1930 until his death by assassination. He led the massacre that shaped Josephine's life in "Nineteen Thirty-Seven."
Rose In "Between the Pool and the Gardenias," Rose is the name the maid Marie gives to a dead baby she finds on the street. Marie speaks at length with Rose and treats the dead baby as if she were alive.
Suzette's mother In "New York Day Women," Suzette's mother normally stays in her Brooklyn neighborhood but surprises her daughter when she shops in central New York City. She shops and interacts in a friendly manner with people while her daughter wonders about how well she knows her mother.
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