Trujillo Power Theme

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Essay In the novel ‘In The Time Of The Butterflies” there are many themes that are shown. There was one theme that stood out the most, which is the theme of power. Who holds the utmost power in the novel? Trujillo is the one who has complete control. The theme of power is shown by trujillos controlling ways,how He kills all the people who oppose him, and how he spies on people's every move. Trujillo's controlling ways show the theme of power in many ways. One way would be the fact that he has the ability tell people what they are to do and what they are not to do."Trujillo is the law," Papá whispered, as we all did nowadays when we pronounced the dreaded name. (2.6.54-55) in this quote we take a look to when minerva was invited to a party by trujillo. Mama knew that all Trujillo wanted to do was to force inerva into sex. Papa is saying that what Trujillo says goes and that none shall disobey him.…show more content…
When one looks at this they may think well how does this show power? This show power because is shows how truly leo has the people in under control. Trujillo is powerful enough to have people there to make sure that people the laws he makes. “Suddenly, the dark fills with spies who are paid to hear things and report them down at Security.”(1.1.66). In the excerpt we see that trujillo has spies that are paid to keep people in line. And making sure that everyone is doing what they have to do to [lease trujillo. In conclusion power is shown in the novel. Trujillo is in complete control of the society. Trujillo uses his sneaky ways to get to his extremely powerful position. He abuses his power in many ways in the novel. He most definitely proven to be a very bad dictator. The theme power once again was shown in many was in the novel “in the time of the butterflies” it was shown in trujillo's controlling ways,how He kills all the people who oppose him, and how he spies on people's every
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