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Imagine being invited to your sibling’s wedding, only to find out that they are marrying your significant other. The novel, Like Water for Chocolate, written by Laura Esquivel, takes place on a ranch in Mexico in which Esquivel explains the hardships that the youngest daughter, Tita, has to go through due to the De La Garza’s family tradition and Tita’s relationship with her mother. Since she is the youngest of three, the tradition is that she is not able to marry, and her main focus should be to take care of her mother until she dies. Tita had already been in love though with Pedro Muzquiz, but now he is married to her sister, Rosaura, to try to get closer to Tita. Therefore, Mama Elena knows to keep the two apart and threatens Tita if she…show more content…
This led to Mama Elena’s decision to send her way to an asylum, but instead was cared for by Doctor John Brown. As a result, he knew that an asylum was not a place to bring Tita, but to a home that is more than willing to care for her. Not to mention, John knew about the terrible situation in which Tita had to go through and made it possible for her to express how she truly felt in a much needed new environment. By doing so, Tita is able to think on her own for the first time and was not influenced by others. This led Tita to becoming stronger and discovering what she truly wants to do with her life instead of being commanded by Mama Elena of what to…show more content…
But when Tita receives news that the ranch was raided, which caused Mama Elena to become paralyzed from the waist down and during which Chencha was raped, she knew she had to go back. Despite the way she was mistreated by Mama Elena, Tita showed her strong characteristics by still being compassionate enough to go back to the ranch out of respect. In addition, Mama Elena started to have some guilty thoughts such as “the slightest doubt that Tita intended to poison her slowly” (132). Nonetheless, Mama Elena dies due to a medication she was taking secretly. Through all the challenges that had happened, Tita needed to hear from her sister, Gertrudis, in which she said, “the simple truth is that the truth does not exist; it all depends on a person’s point of view” (190). Gertrudis’s advice helped Tita realize that she didn’t need Mama Elena’s approval to do what she wants to do. When acquiring another perspective about her situation, Tita became a stronger character by understanding that the only opinion that should matter is her own and not others because some truths are different for
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