In The Time Of Butterflies Analysis

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In The Time Of Butterflies was written by Julia Alvarez. Julia Alvarez is a Dominican-American poet, novelist, and essayist. She wrote In the time of Butterflies in 1994. The book divided into four sections, which make the sisters to have their own sections. The story took place in Dominican Republic during President Trujillo’s dictatorship government. Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina, nicknamed El Jefe, ruled the Dominican Republic for 31 years. He organized secret police mento torture, and murder people who stood against him. Trujillo directed all crucial industries, and financial organizations. He murdered roughly 10,000 Haitian people. He ruled the people in his own way. Many revolutionary people stood up against him, but they didn’t last long. All of this conflicts led the Mirabel sisters to joined …show more content…

“And that's how I got free. I don't mean just going to sleepaway school on a train with a trunkful of new things. I mean in my head after I got to Inmaculada and met Sinita and saw what happened to Lina and realized that I'd just left a small cage to go into a bigger one, the size of our whole country’(). This reveal Minerva’s awareness for her surroundings. As she grew older, she wanted to attend university at the capital to gain her law degree. Virgilio Morales, known as Lio, was a young revolutionary who fought against Trujillo. He influenced Minerva to demand change for Republic Dominica. Lio Inspired Minerva to fight against Trujillo’s dictatorial government. He encourages her to involved in the revolution, which changed Minerva’s lifestyle: “When I met Lio, it was as if I woke up. The givens, all I’d been so many covers when you sit up in the bed” (86). This moment was the biggest turning point for Minerva’s revolutionary life. Lio helped Minerva to developed romantic, and intellectual relationships with him. He assisted Minerva to be more outspoken, and rebellious woman in the

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