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Like Water for Chocolate

Laura Esquivel


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1. When Gertrudis returns, she is

2. When Rosaura's milk is dry, Esperanza is fed with

3. What happens to the chickens?

4. At Rosaura's wedding, the guests are struck by fits of

5. Rosaura suffers from

6. The ghost of Mama Elena turns into

7. When Chencha returns, she is

8. Baby Roberto dies

9. As a token of his love, Pedro offers Tita

10. When the rebels come to the house, they

11. Why does John Brown go to the United States?

12. Tita is cured by

13. Mama Elena bathes

14. Tita returns to the ranch

15. Three Kings Day happens during which month?

16. When Tita is pregnant, she

17. Tita is born

18. Tita begins her bedspread

19. Who names Esperanza?

20. Where does the family live?

21. Where does Tita recover from her breakdown?

22. Who knows all the family recipes?

23. What is the cause of Mama Elena's death?

24. Where do Alex and Esperanza move after their wedding?

25. Pedro is hurt

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by kat_salle, December 05, 2016

Violence is another trait that is not in tune with the female ideal in Mexico during the Mexican revolution, where only men are expected to be aggressive. However, while Mama Elena’s masculinity can be perceived as her having an unfavorable character, there might be an underlying reason for her becoming so hard and unyielding. It is possible that she decided to take on the role of household patriarch to keep a sense of stability on the ranch. During the Mexican revolution many women found themselves head of the household after their husban... Read more


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Magical Realism through cooking

by macbeth_1, December 05, 2016

"Something strange was going on. Tita remembered that Nacha had always said that when people argue while preparing tamales, the tamales won’t get cooked. They can be heated day after day and still stay raw, because the tamales are angry. In a case like that, you have to sing to them, which makes them happy, then they’ll cook."

Rosaura and Tita get into a heated argument when Rosaura accuses Tita of sneaking around with Pedro and prohibits Tita from having any more to do with Esperanza. The intensity of their argument... Read more


6 out of 7 people found this helpful

Passion in Like Water for Chocolate

by sravsa, December 05, 2016

The romantic love that is so exalted throughout the novel is forbidden by Tita's mother in order to blindly enforce the tradition that the youngest daughter be her mother's chaste guardian. However, the traditional etiquette enforced by Mama Elena is defied progressively throughout the novel. This parallels the setting of the Mexican Revolution growing in intensity. The novel further parallels the Mexican Revolution because during the Mexican Revolution the power of the country was in the hands of a select few and the people had no power to ... Read more


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