Analysis Of The Story 'The Missing Peace'

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1.) I think the Haitian government affected the lives of the characters throughout the different stories by complicating their lives, making everything more difficult, and creating an unsafe ambience. For example, in the first story “Children of the Sea,” the macoutes separated the two nameless lovers and forced them to flee their hometown. The Haitian government was behind what happened in the story, like the female narrator’s neighbor getting killed and the male narrator having to flee on a boat because he was a part of the Youth Federation. The Haitian government also made the lives of the characters very unstable like Lamort in “The Missing Peace.” I consider it unstable because in the story people could get arrested for saying they're
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