10/14/2019 6:15 pm
In this island, people speaks two languages, French and creole but most of them speak creole. There is a lot of racism unfortunately, white people have more right than black people.
In the book, Violaine acts like the girl who like to break the rules, and cocotte is the innocent girl, she observes and analyze people’s behavior, specially Violaine’s attitude, she is helpful and generous too. But the story is mostly around the lovely relationship between Violaine and a black Guy, Alexandre and about the jealous feeling of Phillipe Edouard, a rich white guy.
We can understand that the relationship between Violaine and Alexandre will be full of problems because of Alexandre’s skin color.
Indeed, Violaine is white and Alexandre is black, her parents doesn’t accept their relationship, basically she has been promised to Phillipe Edouard, a rich white guy.
Violaine and Cocotee grew up with a white family, their family is famous in Jéremie, they are rich and they belong to the high social class, so we could say that they had a good education, a nice childhood.
The message of this book says that there is no limit with love, we are all humans and we all deserve to be loved by someone else, the book says also that love can be sometimes out of control and we have to be careful. For example, in the book, during the ball, Violaine was angry after everybody because her love Alexandre has been taken because of his color’s skin, she even spited on her mom’s face.
This book reminds me the story of Romeo and Juliette, they are both in love with each other’s but they can be together forever because their family are both against that. At the end, they both died so they can be together forever. This end is similar with the end of “Les Chemins de loco-miroir” because at the end of the book, Violaine’s soul die, she has been empoisoned because her family didn’t accept her relationship with Alexandre. So, after her sould died, she acted like a zombie, she was under control and her parents gave her to Phillipe-Edouard.
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