Time Of The Butterflies Reflection

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Sometimes, the truth may not be true. At least, not for everyone, everywhere, every time. In In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, the reader takes a walk in the shoes of the four Maribal sisters growing up under Trujillo’s iron fist in the Dominican Republic. Though the events in the novel vary in their historical accuracy, the perspective, emotion, and insight gained through such a method of storytelling more than make up for any inaccuracies the book may have. Through the flaws and imperfections in the historical aspects of the novel, the reader connects with the sisters in a deeper, more intimate way than otherwise possible. During Minerva’s narration at the Discovery Day Dance, she watches her palm “in an endless slow motion

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