Social Conflict In Laura Esquivel's Like Water For Chocolate

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Per a sociological website named,, the term, social conflict, can be defined as, “the struggle for agency or power within a given society” (Boundless:online). The site further expounds that social conflict can also occur “when two or more people are in opposition with one another through social interactions, reciprocally exerting social power in an effort to attain scarce or incompatible goals, and prevent the opponent from attaining them” (Boundless:online). In the story, Like Water for Chocolate, written by Laura Esquivel, one can view the concept of social conflict transpiring in the relationship between Tita and her mother, Mama Elena. This brief essay will utilize social conflict to explain the relationship between the two
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