Religion deepens the reader's understanding of what the characters in the book are going through as well as the situation in the Dominican Republic under Trujillo’s 31 year regime. The role of religion in the book In the Time of the Butterflies develops Patrias character. This becomes evident when Patria says, “No one had to tell me to believe in God or to love everything that lives. I did it automatically like a shoot inching its way towards the light,” (44). As a reader just being introduced to the character Patria with this quote you can clearly tell Julia Alvarez’s intent on how we look at Patria.
In the novel, the dictatorship of Trujillo caused many people to demand a revolt against him, one of the many people was Patria. To show her concern towards the situation she says, "I got braver like a crab going sideways. I inched towards courage the best way I could, helping out with the little things" (Alvarez 133). This shows physical courage because she is showing strength in the face of danger. She is making an initiative to doing what little she can to contribute to a big
85). Delaura knows what he wants and he is going to go after that regardless of the obstacles that come his way. He wants to prove that Sierva Maria is not possessed. As he continues and struggles to fight to receive Sierva’s acceptance, his passion begins to turn into an obsessive love towards her, he imagines telling her “for you was I born, for you do I have life, for you will I die, for you am I now dying” (88). That love becomes so strong that he is willing to give up his life for her.
The Marquesa’s increased affections and passion for her child have exactly the opposite effect, as Dona Clara grows to be even more like her father. In her desperation to escape her mother’s suffocating affection, she deliberately chooses a marriage proposal that requires her removal to Spain, permanently distancing herself from her mother. The Marquesa takes up frequent letter writing in response, showering her daughter with her ever-increasing love through words on paper. Her daughter rarely replies, and the two become even more distant over miscommunications. The Marquesa does not understand her daughter’s coldness and cannot comprehend why her love is not returned, though she does realize that she loves her daughter out of selfishness.
As a result, of his father’s indifference towards him, Eddie’s reaction upon seeing him in heaven was anger and disgust. But, Ruby had taught Eddie that in order to move on he had to forgive and learn why his father had caused their family so much pain.Eddie was able to understand his father’s behavior in the past. He was able to see that his father was indeed in pain throughout his life on earth and because of this he was alone and unaware to anything but his own pain and suffering. Ruby’s purpose was to get Eddie to confront his father and not be judgemental and quick to jump to conclusions, so he would be able to see from his father’s point of view and forgive him. Eddie then later meets the fifth person in heaven, Tala.
He has visitations to see them because George is really responsible. So George, Eliza and Harry are at the pond having lunch and it’s getting late, so George says he better go back to the plantation because Harris is going to worried about him. They say farewell and hug. He gets back to the plantation and Harris tells him that he is moving to work in the fields and there isn’t anything George can do about it. George is mad and sad and he goes to the sit at the pond with his puppy.
George’s words, a warning to Lennie not to drink so much lest he get sick, set the tone of their friendship. George may be blunt and impatient at certain times, but he never deviates from his main purpose of protecting Lennie. Unlike Lennie, however, George does go through some changes as the story goes on. The reader learns that he is capable of change and growth during his conversation with Slim, during which he confesses that he once bullied Lennie for his own enjoyment. From this event George learned the lesson that it is not right to take advantage of the
George does make mistakes concerning Lennie throughout the whole book, but he also attempts to fix his mistakes with acts of kindness. He is a relatable character in many ways, which makes him interesting to read about. George cares for Lennie even when he messes up, which is much like how brothers still care about each other even though they mess up. George and Lennie are the most like brothers that two men can be without actually being brothers. They care for each other, argue over the simplest things, and are usually willing to admit that they need each other.
George reassuring Lennie shows he doesn’t want him to die with the thought that his friend was mad or disappointed with him, because George was never mad. He knew it was impossible for Lennie to comprehend most situations normally, and he accepted him for how he was. George’s only intention, ever, was to look out for his friend because Lennie couldn't do it
When George warns Lennie not to drink too much water because he’ll get sick (Steinbeck 3), that shows that he cares for Lennie’s health. Another example of George caring for Lennie’ health is when George threw the dead mouse away that Lennie was petting (Steinbeck 9) because he knew that the mouse could’ve carried diseases and transmit them to Lennie. If George wasn’t a good friend, why would George care if Lennie gets sick or not? Another reason why George was a good friend to Lennie was that George tried to keep Lennie happy. Whenever Lennie wanted George to talk about their future farm, George never said no, he knew it would make Lennie happy.