Like Water For Chocolate Feminist Analysis

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How can people tell if a novel is a feminist novel? It takes a strong female character who strives for equality. It's suitable to say the “Feminist is a belief that all women should be allowed the same opportunities, power, and rights as men. They should be treated the same and should not face discrimination or disadvantages based on their gender.” (Feminist Presentation). Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquirel shows us several different women, who struggled to find the voice and fair treatment in a world filled with men. Two characters in this novel successfully found their voices and equal treatment. Like Water for Chocolate is a feminist book because of Tita’s rebelliousness and Gertrudis refusing the role she is given in life.(p)

In the novel Like
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Screamed Tita, beside herself, and ran from the room, wiping the blood that dripped from her nose.”(Esquivel pg. 99). This shows us that Tita is capable of talking back to the people in charge of her and she show Mama Elena that she has a mind and that she could think for herself. Another example where Tita stands up to authority is when she gets visited by the ghost of Mama Elena. Tita opens up and tells Mama Elena what she really feels about her. In the Chapter October Tita gets visited by the ghost of Mama Elena and tells her “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 pg.199). Tita tells us that she is perfectly able to be or do anything she wants. She also gave Mama Elena a piece of her mind and tells her that she hated her, yet again standing up to her superior. Another example of Tita showing us that she is a feminist is when she is rebellious. Rosaura marries Pedro even though Tita is in love with him Even though Tita could never marry Pedro, she resents Rosaura for marrying him. Tita's
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