Character Analysis: Like Water For Chocolate

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1) Talk about the three De La Garza sisters-Gertrudis, Rosaura, and Tita. How do they differ from another?
Tita is the protagonist of the book. She is the youngest of the three which means she cant get married because she has to take care of her mother. “If Tita couldn’t marry and have children, who would take care of her when she got old?” Rosaura is the middle daughter who marries Pedro even when Tita hates it. She resembles her mother the most because of her wickedness. Gertrudis is the oldest daughter. She is very passionate. She escaped the ranch after have a strange reaction to one of Tita’s meals. She runs away with a rebel soldier.

2) Do you consider Tita a strong or weak female heroine?
Yes, I believe Tita matured a lot
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When making hot chocolate boiling water is used and is similar to the heat felt between them. “Tita was literally ‘like water for chocolate’—she was on the verge of boiling over. How irritable she was! Even the cooing she loved so much—the sound made by the doves she had reestablished under the roof of the house, a sound that had given her so much pleasure since her return—even that noise was annoying” “At that moment the firery bodies of perdro and titta began to throw off glowing sparks. They set on fire the bedspread, which ignited the entire…show more content…
Even when they wanted to be with each other and couldn’t they still loved each other. Pedro even accepted Rosaura’s hand in marriage just to stay close to Tita. “At that moment the firey bodies of Pedro and Tita began to throw off glowing sparks.” “Each of us is born with a box of matches inside us but we can't strike them all by ourselves; we need oxygen and a candle to help. In this case, the oxygen for example, would come from the breath of the person you love; the candle would be any kind of food, music, caress, word, or sound that engenders the explosion that lights one of the matches. For a moment we are dazzled by an intense emotion. A pleasant warmth grows within us, fading slowly as time goes by, until a new explosion comes along to revive it. Each person has to discover what will set off those explosions in order to live, since the combustion that occurs when one of them is ignited is what nourishes the soul. That fire, in short, is its food. If one doesn't find out in time what will set off these explosions, the box of matches dampens, and not a single match will ever be
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