In “Children of the Sea”, there is a lot of pain, suffering, mischief, and sometimes happiness. Throughout the story there are many internal and external conflicts. It has to do with a lot of mixed emotions and full of lessons learned, where a boy and a girl in love write letters to each other. The main conflict in this story has to do with the Militia’s and the Radio Six Youth Group. The Militia’s were people or soldiers who were trying to take over Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The Radio Six Youth Group was young adults or teenagers who went against the Militia’s and expressed themselves through the radio. The boy in one of his letters he claimed that “It was nice to have a radio like that for a while, where we could talk about what we wanted from government, what we wanted for the future of our country.” He said this because he believed that the Macoutes were dirty mean people. Therefore the Macoutes did not like this and so they would kill anyone who was against them.
In addition to this conflict, Madan Roger; Port-Au-Prince resident, the girls’ neighbor, had a son that was part of the Radio Six Youth Group. One day the Macoutes killed him and only returned his head to Madan Roger. Madan Roger was in so much agony, she was also very furious with those filthy Macoutes and so she started yelling mean and nasty things to them. The Macoutes had this thing to barge into people’s homes and make the mother and son, and the father and daughters have sexual intercourse. One afternoon the Macoutes went into Madan Rogers’ house looking for her son, but Madan Roger started yelling and screaming “You already killed him, do you want to kill him twice? Go ahead and kill me you already did the worst thing possible to me, kill me!”
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They started to pound on her, you can hear the guns coming down on her head, and Manman (The Mother) whispered to Papa (The Father) You can’t just let them kill her, go and give them some money like you did for your daughter Papa said that the only money he has left is to get them out of Port-Au-Prince tomorrow morning. He can’t just give up on they’re future that he has planned out for them in Ville Rose. The next day after Madan Roger was beat to death, the girl, her father and mother were finally going to leave Port-Au-Prince. “Papa did not want to go in Madan Rogers’ house and check on her before we left; he thought the soldiers might still be in there.”
The girl and her mother were very sad about what happened to their neighbor, and so to show how much they care they both wrapped black cloth around their heads. Reading “Children of the Sea” made me realize that not only I have been through some difficulties in life, but so can other people; and maybe even worse. Throughout this story, I learned to appreciate more people and things in life, that you should not take anything for granted and that we should be thankful for who and what we have in our lives each and everyday.