Part II of the historical fiction novel In the Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez focuses on the Mirabal sisters as they grow up. Dedé brings us back to a volleyball game with Lio and Jaimito. One day, when Dedé is reading her mother the newspaper, she accidentally reads too much and her mother learns Lio is a communist and he is no longer allowed in their house. Because of this, when Jaimito and Dedé go on dates, they pick up Lio on their way. One night, Jaimito proposes to Dedé in her father's car and are surprised to find Lio hiding in the back seat.
Courage Courage is strength in the face of pain. Julia Alvarez portrays different types of courage in her novel, In the Time of the Butterflies. The novel is set during the time of Trujillo's dictatorship in the Dominican Republic. As a result, some of the Mirabal sisters; Minerva, Maria Teresa, and Patria, to take a step in joining a revolution against him. Focusing on Patria, after listening to advice about joining the revolution she has made her final conclusions about what she wanted to do about the situation.
All around the world women are treated unequally due to the traditional society that we live in. I would highly recommend How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents because it talks about the endeavors that their family had to face due to male dominance, pride, and identity
How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents is mainly about four girls named Carla, Sandra, Yolanda, and Sofia and how they are forced to move to the United States of America. The novel expresses how they struggle adapt and the challenges they face during this transition. The challenges they face are quite similar to the discriminations that black people experienced during those times. The family originally lived in the Dominican Republic in a big house with maids. The father, Carlos, was a respected doctor in his home country but he was forced to flee with his family to the United States when his attempt to overthrow the dictator become known with the secret police.
She told people that racism led to unfortunate outcomes for society and this is the reason Americans needed to make a social change or else it would affect everyone. In addition, Addams also told people that lynching was becoming a bigger problem in America and that it needed to come to an end. Many listened to her on this subject because she had been “partners” with Ida. B. Wells to make a difference, “A community has a right to protect itself from the criminal…” (Public Pragmatism: Jane Addams and Ida B.
The Mirabal sisters showed heroism in the face of the Dominican Republic because of their resistance against Trujillo’s regime. First, it was Minerva with her friend, Sinita, and her family, then it was Mate joining the revolution because she figured out Minerva was in it and got interested. During a retreat Patria went to with her church, she witnessed the killing of a boy that looked like her son. Although she had previous knowledge of the revolution from Minerva and the news, she started getting more interested and joined. “ It happened on the last day of our retreat.
Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies is a work of historical fiction which is about four sisters who fight the oppressive leader, Rafael Trujillo, in the Dominican Republic. Dede, Minerva, Maria Teresa, and Patria Mirabal are the four sisters who go against Trujillo, that are the epitome of a person’s courage, faith, compassion, and growth. These sisters come together and use these exemplary characteristics to fight an oppressive regime. The theme of the courage and strength to stand up to tyranny in In the Time of the Butterflies is best exemplified through the character of Minerva Mirabel, through her courage to stand up to Rafael Trujillo. Minerva is one of the oldest sisters, which one could tell by her maturity and strength that is shown throughout the book.
One example is the reason George and Lennie had to leave Weed. Lennie did not know that it was not okay for him to touch other women’s dresses. Which then frightened the woman and she screamed which frightened Lennie and his only reaction was to hold on tight. Since the normal human sometimes does not recognize when another is a little “slow”, the woman jumped to the conclusion that Lennie was trying to hurt her. Another example of George and Lennie’s friendship is when George has to shoot Lennie, because he had accidentally murdered Curley’s wife.
Later in scene, Lady Macbeth states that if she had made such a promise as Macbeth did to her, she would “dash the brains out” of her own child as “it was smiling in her fail”. However Lady Macbeth makes it absolutely clear that if he is brave enough, it is impossible to fail. These quotes show how Lady Macbeth is controlling her husband and she proves herself be the most responsible of Duncan’s death. Some people may say that three witches are the most responsible of the death of Duncan. Macbeth never considered murdering king Duncan until he saw the prophecies of the witches.
Early on in the play Lady Macbeth was characterized as a ruthless person, but later on in the play the audience softens up on her because she reveals her weak side. Lady Macbeth was a ruthless person, and no one expected it because even today in society women are not associated with evil characteristics, she demonstrates this when she continuously insults her husband. For example, when Macbeth changes his mind about killing Duncan, Lady Macbeth scolds him, and insults his masculinity and persuades him by saying that he owes it to her to kill Duncan. She uses this tactic of persuasion, by targeting Macbeths insecurities; this is very ruthless because Lady Macbeth shows becoming royalty over her husband’s dignity. With this in mind, usually relationships