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    fear. There fear was of the Dominican republic leader at the time Rafael Leonidas Trujillo. Trujillo was a crooked leader and because of it a lot of his people to feared him. In particular famous author Julia alvarez. Alvarez tells a story through her parents where they were trapped in the closet. By the end of this story Julia overcomes her fear and writes two books about it. The generational curse was broken. Trujillo was so crooked he made all of the residents hang a picture in

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    for the citizens of the Dominican Republic. Their corrupt, authoritarian ruler, Rafael Trujillo, was assassinated by a group of men, bringing joy to the oppressed masses of the country. Prominent leaders of the revolutionary movement were the Mirabal Sisters, who ultimately sacrificed their life in order to overthrow Trujillo. But was this sacrifice necessary in order to set right the inhumane and cruel regime of Trujillo? A vast collection of evidence suggests otherwise. In short, the sacrifices made

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    Rafael Trujillo was trained by the U.S Marines which enabled him to join the Dominican National Police. He rised to power while in the Dominican National Police during United States occupation in the Dominican Republic which later on became the National Army on May of 1928. He took advantage of his position to do illegal business to make himself rich. After being named chief of the National Army his fortune began to grow even more. This enabled him to purchase land in and outside of the city. Due

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    does not know how to rule," claimed Rafael Leonidas Trujillo as he executed thousands and manipulated millions to keep his power as the cruel dictator of the Dominican Republic. “To rule,” as stated by Trujillo appears to carry various interpretations for different people, but shares a common, and murderous, definition by Trujillo and King Claudius, from Shakespeare's play Hamlet, during their time in power. Despite their differences, Claudius and Rafael Trujillo represent the combination of intelligence

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    Mirabal Sisters: Summary

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    This is the story of the four Mirabal sisters during the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. At school, one of the sisters, Minerva, meets a girl, Sinita, who later became one of her best friends. Sinita eventually confided in Minerva the truth about Trujillo - that their "glorious" leader was a killer. The sisters make a political commitment to overthrow the Trujillo regime. They are harassed, persecuted, and imprisoned, all while their family suffers retaliation from the

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    sections, which make the sisters to have their own sections. The story took place in Dominican Republic during President Trujillo’s dictatorship government. Rafael Leónidas Trujillo Molina, nicknamed El Jefe, ruled the Dominican Republic for 31 years. He organized secret police mento torture, and murder people who stood against him. Trujillo directed all crucial industries, and financial organizations. He murdered roughly 10,000 Haitian people. He ruled the people in his own way. Many revolutionary

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    “The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom is courage.” In the United States, Americans are blessed to have the right to freedom. Unfortunately, in underdeveloped countries, freedom is limited. For instance, in many Latin American countries, the governmental leader obtains most power. The citizens have no rights to freedom, as they are trapped in a cruel country where innocent people are killed each day. As a matter of fact, civilians fear to speak up, but there are a few courageous

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    have been known throughout the Dominican Republic for participating in a major revolution against their unjust ruler, Rafael Trujillo. After years of the sisters’ hard-work, along with the others who were involved in the revolution, their work paid off when Trujillo's regime ended with his assassination. However, in order for them to have taken part in this act against Trujillo, the Mirabal sisters had to sacrifice several things from their lives, most importantly, their freedom and their relationship

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    historical fiction set in the Dominican Republic that focuses on the four Mirabal sisters who bond together to rebel against the corrupt leader of their country, Rafael Trujillo. The four Mirabal sisters, Patria, Dedé, Minerva, and María Teresa form closer relationships with each other as they figure out a way to bring down the tyranny of Rafael Trujillo. Although they have a mutual goal, each of the Mirabal sisters has different feelings and thoughts throughout this time period. The theme of coming-of-age

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    According to Rafael Trujillo, “He who does not know how to deceive does not know how to rule(azquotes)”. This explains the mindset of the dictator of the Dominican Republic shown in the book The Time Of The Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. In this historical fiction book it explain the story of the Mirabal sister in there fight to stop the oppression of Trujillo. It goes though there life story and gives insight to what the conditions were. Trujillo and the Dominican Republic government oppressed the

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    four protagonists—Dedé, Minerva, María Teresa, and Patria—the Mirabal sisters. Known as Las Mariposas, the Butterflies, these women suffered for the right to pursue freedom in a revolution against the Dominican Republic's oppressive dictator Rafael Trujillo. In their revolutionary efforts, these remarkable sisters have become icons in the public eye of the DR, and have been heralded as great leaders for their bravery and hope despite enduring such tortures as imprisonment and bombings.

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    When it come to “The Dreamer” by Junot Diaz and “The Cruel Country” by Judith Ortiz Cofer one woman want to stay and the other wants to go. When comparing these essays you see the similarities and the difference in each of the women and their lives. From their struggles to their dreams from their past to their present. These women have similar backgrounds but they also have different life experiences that made them who they became. Which in turn helped to shape their children into who the would

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    Patriarchy In Trujillo

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    stem from in the novel. Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, president of the Dominican Republic, felt as ruler he could do whatever he wanted to whomever he wanted. This was true about the dictator, he was most noted for his desire for beautiful young women. To him women were nothing but objects to be used then discarded. From what Junot Diaz wrote, Trujillo “ believed that all the toto in the DR was, literally his. It 's a well documented fact that in Trujillo 's DR if you were

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    after supper, Tia lola gives Juanita and mami dance lessons. They move across the living room, stomping their feet and snapping their fingers, or shaking maracas and swaying their hips to the music of Fernandito Villalona and Juan Luis Guerra and Rafael Solano.”(28) The Dominican culture i very festive with many dances and parties with many types of

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    Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies is a work of historical fiction set in the Dominican Republic under the rule of Rafael Trujillo. The tragic story depicts the life of four sisters rebelling against a deadly dictator and trying to make a justified society. Dedé, Patria, Minerva and Maria Teresa Mirabal unit together to fight against an oppressive and destructive government. These four individuals are composed of different and unique characteristics form together to create a threatening

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    Julia Alvarez: The Voice of the Mirabal Sisters Numerous accounts of families affected by oppressive dictatorships exist all around the world. Julia Alvarez, an author whose father was involved in a resistance group to such a regime, is a prime example of one of those stories. After leaving her childhood home of the Dominican Republic, Alvarez struggled to adapt her lifestyle to match that of an average American. During this time period, Alvarez recalled her experience under an authoritarian government

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    breaks loose. “The Daughters of Invention” illustrates the family struggles of Julia Alvarez and her family back in the 1960s. Alvarez’s family left Trujillo’s harsh dictatorship after Alvarez’s father attempted plot to overthrow Trujillo was revealed. Rafael Trujillo was a dictator that turned Dominican Republic into a horror environment. People feared their lives and futures. Therefore, Julia’s family migrated to the United States in search for a improved and strong future. According to lines

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    Lucy is the character who has major experience adventures of Narnia and she is the protagonist of the story. Lucy’s characteristics develop through the story. Firstly she was a shy girl and then become brave and courageous girl. Lucy is, at the beginning of the novel, a very shy and fearful character, as seen in the first meeting with the Professor. The Professor’s odd-looking appearance and his “shaggy white hair” that grows over his head and face (Lion 2) frighten Lucy, who seems to be a very shy

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    “All conflict in literature is, in its simplest form, a struggle between good and evil.” - Anon. You may not realize this, however this quote is surprisingly true. An example of this can be found in the novel, “Before We Were Free” by Julia Alvarez, where the protagonist Anita, is living with her family in the Dominican Republic lead by El Jefe, the antagonist. Throughout the novel, several conflicts occur between Anita (and her family) and El Jefe. An example of one of the conflicts presented is

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    After a long fight with Trujillo, three sisters were murdered. “In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez is about the Mirabal sisters long and weary fight with the revolution against Trujillo. Trujillo was the dictator for the Dominican Republic from 1930-1961. This essay will address the how they got to joining the revolution , their heroism and fight with the revolution. The Mirabal sisters showed heroism in the face of the Dominican Republic because of their resistance against Trujillo’s

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