Like Water For Chocolate Changes

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Life isn 't written down. It is created and then depends on you. What you want to become, what or who you will change to. Life is full of surprises. They may be good, but they may be bad. As young kids or adults, we sometimes experience events that scar us, but I don 't know if we truly know the meaning of “scar.” In the novel, Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquirel, there 's a girl named Tita. Tita is a sixteen year old young woman who lives in Mexico along with her family; Mama Elena, and her three sisters, Gertrudis, Chencha, and Rosaura. Throughout the novel it portrays drama, romance, and tradition. Because of this, many characters changed by the end of the novel. One of them is Tita. Tita changes throughout the novel because she switches who she loves, her perspective on Mama Elena, and the family tradition. First loves are unforgettable.Tita and Pedro,…show more content…
We all learned to respect and love our parents. Tita’s mother, Mama Elena, isn 't the motherly material everyone wants to have. She orders people around, discourage them, and always puts the family tradition first, but not in a good way. In the beginning, Tita tries to cope with Mama Elena and her orders. “I’m sorry Mami. I won 't ever do it again”( Esquivel 12), is what Tita said when she got scolded. Mami was considered more polite than saying mama according to Mama Elena and if they didn 't, they would get slapped. However towards the middle of the book, Tita couldn 't cope with her anymore. Near the end, Tita announced her hatred for her mom by exclaiming,” I know who I am! A person who has a perfect right to live her life as she pleases. Once and for all, leave me alone; I won 't put up with you! I hate you, I’ve always hated you!”(Esquivel 199). In the beginning, Tita tried to be the daughter Mama Elena wanted. But Tita couldn 't take it anymore, and she’s just hated her mom ever since. In my opinion, every parent has the right to discipline their children, but I think there 's a
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