Summary Of Like Water For Chocolate By Laura Esquivel

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Like Water for Chocolate

In the story Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel, cooking is a key element for the De La Garza family. Food impacted the lives of Tita and her family as each month they would come together to enjoy a meal cooked with various emotions. Most meals were beneficial to Tita because they help her suppress her love for Pedro without it being obvious that she was in love with him. By eating the food Pedro and Tita could connect with each other since they were not allowed to communicate with Mama Elena around. Food was a source of connection, emotions, and survival.

Tita and Pedro were deeply in love with each other at one point, but they could not openly express their love because Tita was not allowed to marry.
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