Like Water For Chocolate Language Analysis

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The artistic novel entitled Like Water for Chocolate was written by Laura Esquivel. Like Water for Chocolate was originally published in 1989 and contains 246 pages. This fictional, magical realism novel is set in Mexico. It is a compelling Mexican love story placed in the 1900s during the Mexican Revolution. We are introduced into Tita-the main character’s life by her great-niece, whose name is not mentioned in novel. Tita is the youngest daughter of her two older sisters, Gertrudis and Rosaura, which when you first think about it is not a problem. But throughout the novel we are witnessed to Tita’s rough and patchy journey with family difficulties that have a lot to do with her being the youngest daughter. The theme of this novel is the underdog speaking up even when noones listening.
In the beginning of the novel we are introduced to Tita’s family’s tradition of
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Imagery is the use of the words and phrases that appeals to one or more of the five senses. The use of Ms. Esquivel imagery throughout the novel, helps the reader book Tita’s fiery vibrant emotions of the kitchen, food and her love for Pedro. “To keep from crying when to chop it(which is so annoying!), I suggest you placed a little bit on your head. The trouble with crying over an onion is that once the chopping gets you started the and the tears begin to well up, the next thing you know you just can’t stop” (pg. 5). This quote from the novel explains the reality of what can happen when a person with unprotected eyes cuts an onion. As i am reading this quote i can the tears that have actually happened to me before while chopping an onion. “But even that distance between herself and Pedro was not enough; she felt her blood pulsing, searing her veins. A deep flush suffused her face and no matter how she tried she could not find a place for her eyes to
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