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In the selection The Last Department by Katia D Ulysse it is evident that though Foufoune is confident that Gwo Manman would live a life of happiness in the United States the opposite holds true Gwo Manman dies in this so-called land of the free that Foufoune brings her to Foufoune had kidnapped her from her home and was forcing her to live in the worst kind of exile 224 Though many dream of living in the United States nicknamed the Land of the Free or Where Dreams Can be found this is not the case for Gwo Manman nor Foufoune Gwo Manman is insistently brought to the states through Foufoune and her sister Miriam never forgives her for it The tragic fate of Foufoune is held in Miriams hands that decide to murder her in Haiti Her mother and sister had both returned home to her in Puits Blain This time to stay 241 Ulysses story proves that there is disillusionment towards Americas freedom Most people see Haiti as a place not worth living in However Haiti would have been the haven that could have kept both Gwo Manman and Foufoune alive Sometimes receiving aid that is not asked for reaps its own consequencesFoufoune who promises her a better life brings Gwo Manman who is shown to live comfortably and happily in Haiti to the Americas However Gwo Manman feels that Foufoune kidnapped her from the place she feels most comfortable with and slowly deteriorates while living with Foufoune Gwo Manman had a much happier life in Haiti but her freedom the long walks along Route des Frres with friends the taste of Barbancourt in her mouth the pleasure of wild drum music being shirtless under the noonday sun is stolen from her For Gwo Manman America becomes her solitary confinement Her troubles root from the environmental change forced upon her Gwo Manman who always remained shirtless under the noonday sun believes
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