Like Water For Chocolate Literary Analysis

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Quail in Rose Petal Sauce
12 roses, preferably red
12 chestnuts
2 teaspoons of butter
2 teaspoons cornstarch
2 drops attar of roses
2 tablespoons of honey
2 cloves of garlic
6 quail
1 pitaya
“Remove the petals carefully from the roses, trying not to prick your fingers, for not only are the little wounds painful but the petals could soak up blood that might alter the flavor of the dish and ever produce dangerous chemical reactions.”
Meals are not to be taken literally in writing, especially in Like Water For Chocolate. Food and other cuisines are meant to have symbolic significance for emotions. In literature, meals are used to reveal feelings and character traits about characters in a convenient setting. One meal at the beginning of the …show more content…

“Now we’re alone in a kitchen, so go ahead and cry, my child, because I don’t want them to see you crying tomorrow. Especially not Rosaura,” (Nacha, 31). While baking the cake and preparing it, Tita’s tears went into the mixture and were baked into the cake. Because of Tita’s tears being on the cake, it made everyone who had eaten the cake, very sick. Because of the grief Natcha felt, she had passed away later on that day. This part of the book represents that it is okay to show your emotions and that the emotions of one individual, can have a big impact on the people around you. This example contributed to the theme of the book because it shows that your emotions can affect the people around you, and the theme of the book is that it is okay to show your …show more content…

Pedro, as the man of the house, sullenly gave his approval… Pedro clinked his glass so violently against the others that it broke into a thousand pieces and their champagne was splashed onto their clothes and faces.” This part of the story indicates that there is a disconnect between John and Pedro. This disconnect was identified when Pedro shattered the champagne glasses with the other people at the dinner. Further proof that there was a divide between two characters was when Tita heard the men arguing. This part of the story implicitly reveals that Pedro still loves Tita, and does not want her to marry John. Pedro’s strong feelings for Tita are symbolized in his actions during dinner and show that he is jealous about the engagement, and also passionate about his love for

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