Patria is strong willed about her religion, so think about everyone else. Trujillo’s regime has torn apart so many families, killed so many, and destroyed so many lives. The author tries to represent those events in this scene, the breaking of Patrias religious will. To conclude the theme of religion has an impact on the book In the Time of the Butterflies. Religion has a pattern of being present for characters like Patria in their times of need.
Focusing on Patria, after listening to advice about joining the revolution she has made her final conclusions about what she wanted to do about the situation. Julia Alvarez uses Patria's faith in God as an illustration of courage. Patria is a very religious person. She used her faith in God to help her get through difficult situations demonstrating moral, physical, and emotional courage in time of danger. In the novel, the dictatorship of Trujillo caused many people to demand a revolt against him, one of the many people was Patria.
But in reality he is a very bad man. Also throughout the book Patria values her religion a lot and she completely submerges herself into following her religion at the beginning of the book. But as the revolution progresses, she starts doubting her religious values and her interpretation
The Mirabal sisters were revolutionaries who opposed the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. During the revolution, they were given the code name “Las Mariposas”, or “the butterflies”. The term “mariposa” suits each sister in a different way. Patria, Dedé, Minerva, and Mate Mirabal each have their one reason to be compared to a butterfly. The nickname “mariposa” shows who the Mirabal sisters are; they transformed from domestic, innocent mothers and wives into brave, defiant martyrs for national freedom.
Minerva is one of the oldest sisters, which one could tell by her maturity and strength that is shown throughout the book. The theme of courage and strength is first shown in Minerva, while while with her family and directly to Trujillo himself.
Sinita was a young girl who Minerva was friends with, she did not like Trujillo and had secrets about Trujillo. Sinita told Minerva her secret and it was that Trujillo killed her 3 uncles and he is not who he seems to be, after that Minerva did not like Trujillo anymore. But one girl caught both Minerva and Sinita’s eye , Lina lovaton, she had a beautiful voice and sang in the choir. Lina was a role model to the young ladies. Unfortunately Trujillo found Lina attractive and bought her gifts, the Nuns were getting suspicious.
When all three sisters died--though their martyrdom was not intentional--they became symbols of what it means to stand up to oppression, giving hope to those left behind. Specifically, they showed the women of their time period that it is not only men who are the brave ones, prompting a large movement for women to escape from gender roles. Clearly, the importance of sacrifice is a prominent theme in Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies. Throughout the entire novel, one main conflict is emphasized. The Mirabal family continually struggles to live under and eventually throw off the Trujillo dictatorship while still maintaining a semblance of family.
She is now at a point in her life where she does not care about what others think of her, unless it is someone she could potentially marry. Mate has always been in love with idea of having a husband, and after meeting revolutionary engineer Leandro, she marries him. The young Maria Teresa, who would never kill a fly, is now a revolutionary bride fighting for her present and future
One of the big reasons of why Rosa was a great hero was that she stood up for what she believed in and didn’t let other people tell her what she could and couldn’t do. She wasn’t scared of the consequences of what would happen if she did do something that was wrong. When they told her to move to the back of the bus that night she was tired of being told to do something that wasn’t fair and she knew something had to be done. When people thought that she was crazy for not doing