• In the Time of the Butterflies.
    “Get down, son! Get down! His eyes found mine just as the shot hit him square in the back. I saw the wonder of his young face as the life drained out of him, and I thought, Oh my God, he’s one of mine!” (Alvarez 162). Four sisters step forward to fight the corruption and injustice of their nation. Against...
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  • Signatures and Apples
    their first steps toward forging their identities. In Julia Alvarez’s “Dusting,” a girl decides that she wants to be more than a diligent housekeeper like her mother. In Alberto Rios’s “In Second Grade Miss Lee I Promised Never to Forget You and I Never Did,” a boy catches his first glimpse of romantic...
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  • American Literature Poems
    character, third-person narrator, omniscient, limited omniscient, or objective. These are specific types of ways to communicate point of view, which is how the story is told and who is telling it. Symbolism is another element, used to represent itself and something other than itself within a story. Another...
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  • Gender and Sexulaity
    decades ago, women were meant to be silent and restricted. Men were the superior ones who had a voice. They freely got to do whatever they pleased. In Julia Avarez’ “Daughter of Invention and Judith Ortiz Cofer’s poem “The Changeling,” women were restricted of their true identities and their voices were...
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  • In the Time of the Butterflies Analysis
    Analysis of Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies In the Time of the Butterflies, written by Julia Alvarez, is the story of four sisters who take an emotional journey while becoming a symbol of hope in the corrupt Dominican Republic, as they seek to make a political revolution. Throughout the story...
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  • The First Step Into a Brighter Tomorrow
    inevitable. Leaders are often known to abuse their power, which can quite often lead to revolution. In the novel In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, four sisters Minerva, Patria, Mate, and Dede revolt against Dominican Republic dictator Rafael Trujillo, in hopes of making their country a better...
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  • Quinceanera
    which is to get married and to devote herself to her family. It transforms a girl into a woman; it gives the young girl a sense of responsibility. Julia Alvarez states that according to her contact, “Isabella had found out that girls who had Quinceanera’s didn’t drop out of school, get pregnant and didn’t...
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  • Quote List
    e time; you can  even fool some of the people all of the time; but you can't fool all of the  people all of the time. Abraham Lincoln If I were two­faced, would I be wearing this one? Abraham Lincoln The probability that we may fail in the struggle ought not to deter us from  the support of a cause we believe to be just...
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  • In the Time of the Butterflies
    power, and physical abuse. This is demonstrated by the revolutions in Nicaragua and Haiti as well as the novel, In the Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez. When people are being severely oppressed and they no longer have any freedom, they are likely to sacrifice themselves in the hope of achieving...
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  • Time of the Butterflies
    Daniel Greagan Professor Redkey 9/29/12 An Evaluation of Proactivity Julia Alvarez’s novel, In the Time of the Butterflies, portrays the lives of four sisters who grow up during General Trujillo’s dictatorship of the Dominican Republic. Once of age, the four sisters, Minerva, Patria, Maria Teresa...
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  • In the Time of the Butterflies
    The main point of Julia Alvarez's "In the Time of the Butterflies" is to show individual personality in each character. This book shows that the people involved in the revolution led personal lives and had feelings just like those of us who read about them. By telling about the characters'...
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  • in the time of butterflies
    and Patria Mirabal, three sisters who were key members in an underground movement to overthrow Trujillo. In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez is a somber historical novel showing the role of women in society and their household in the Dominican Republic. The Mirabal sisters became...
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  • Literary Criticism of "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker
    involving parents and their children. There are three specific stories that focus on mothers and daughters that I will use for this paper. The stories are Daughter of Invention by Julia Alvarez, Everyday Use by Alice Walker and Two Kinds by Amy Tan. These stories are similar in many ways in general, like...
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  • In the Time of Butterflies
    Darling 0.5 Susie Darling Professor Bradley English 10 H 7 January 2009 Independent Novel Project. In The Time of Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez FCAs 20 literary analysis 10 followed all directions and length requirements 30 development of ideas 10 edited for grammar, spelling...
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  • Minerva in "In the Time of the Butterflies"
    Dominican Republic. To win this freedom, the Mirabal sisters had to give up their safety, give up their childhoods, and give up their lives. Julia Alvarez, the author of the book, takes the readers through these sisters journey’s of fighting against their dictator Rafael Trujillo, and the many hardships...
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  • In the Time of the Butterflies
    September 25, 2012 Sometimes Even to Live is an Act of Courage In Julia Alvarez’s, In the Time of the Butterflies, the Mirabal sisters show just how strong sisterly bonds can truly be. Even though the sisters do not openly show their gratitude for one another, they all indeed have something in common...
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  • Comparison of 2 Articles
    Dominican Republic. To win this freedom, the Mirabal sisters had to give up their safety, give up their childhoods, and give up their lives. Julia Alvarez, the author of the book, takes the readers through these sisters journey's of fighting against their dictator Trujillo, and the many hardships while...
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  • Thematic Unit/ South and Central American Authors
    literature that you have read so far. I am going to show you a series of photos of places located in South America and Central America. I am sure you can name some countries located there. (offer the opportunity for them to call some out) As I show you the photo I will give you the opportunity to guess...
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  • In the Time of the Butterflies
    the same thing while out on a retreat in the mountains. She witnesses a young man about the age of Noris, get gunned down. That’s when she realizes how bad the Dominican Republic is getting because of Trujillo. Maria Teresa was very immature throughout the novel but once the girls were taken to prison...
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  • Mine
    also mentioned their own experience in learning non-native languages in their works. For instance, I read Mother Tongue written by an American-born Chinese author Amy Tan and My English by Julia Alvarez several days before. Although both of them came from families whose mother tongue are not English,...
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