Magical Realism In Tita Water

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Magical Realism: “John interrupted these memories by bursting into the room, alarmed by the stream that was running down the stairs. When he realized it was just Tita's tears, John blessed Chencha and her ox-tail soup for having accomplished what none of his medicines had been able to do- making Tita weep” (Esquivel 207). Significance: In this scene, Tita is drinking the ox-tail soup that Chencha made her and cries. The author uses magical elements to make something as simple as crying into a unreal and unbelievable event. The power of Tita’s tears has been demonstrated multiple times throughout her life. Magical Realism: “She felt and urge to run far, far away, to shield the tiny flame John had coaxed up inside her from her mother’s chilling presence. It was as if Mama Elena’s spit had landed dead-center on a fire that was about to catch …show more content…

The chickens had begun to fight after witnessing Rosaura and Tita argument. The author added magical elements to a simple fight, turning it into a hurricane. Magical Realism: “While Tita was singing, the bean liquor was boiling madly. The beans allowed the liquid in which they were floating to penetrate them; they swelled until they were about to burst” (Esquivel 366). Significance: In this scene, Tita began to sing to the beans because they did not want to cook. As she sings, she remembers happy moments with Pedro and the beans began to swell and cook. The author combines cooking with unrealistic magical elements (beans unable to cook). Magical Realism: “Receiving no answer, he opened the door: there he found Rosaura, her lips purple, body deflated, eyes wild, with a distant look, sighing out her last flatulent breath” (Esquivel 389). Significance: In this scene, Rosaura dies due to the congestion of the stomach. The author is able to combine death (realistic) with magical elements so that Rosura’s body had deflated, which is unlikely to have

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