In the Time of the Butterflies was the most interesting book I have read in a while. There were a lot of deep moments throughout this novel, like the part where Maria Teresa talked about her bad dreams about Papa after her death or where Patria was in the church up in the mountains while she witnessed a young boy being murdered. But the one moment that stood out to me the most was the moment that talked about Minerva and Sinita's play. I liked to how the author had Sinita describe it as a “hidden protest.” While performing the play for Trujillo, Sinita aimed her bow and arrow at him. This is where I noticed the “protest.” This scene portrayed Sinita's urge to get back at Trujillo for what he did to her family.
While some aspects of the book stood out to me in a good way, others did the opposite. One thing I did not like was the whole background situation in general. The idea of having a dictator run your country is a scary thought. Based on what I've read, the fact that... [continues]
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