• Identity
    . People can try to modify their identity as much as they want but that can never change. The theme of identity is a very strenuous topic to understand but yet very interesting if understood. How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents by Julia Alvarez and Farewell to Manzanar by Jeanne Wakatsuki are two...
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  • My Literary Analysis
    Literary Analysis: By Christian Jones The author of My First Free Summer Julia Alvarez, wrote about the part of the summer she had in which she escaped the Dominican Republic for the U.S. I believe that Alvarez choose to write about this important time in her summer because...
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  • American Literature Poems
    about it and the goals he never reached and as he wipes the plate clean, he is given another shot at reaching all of it. 4. Sherman Alexie and Julia Alvarez have written two stories which share a very similar love for reading and writing. The similar love for reading and writing, for both of...
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  • Time of the Butterflies
    her thoughts and mindset. In fact, I consider Minerva to be the perfect icon of proactivity. Works Cited Covey, Stephen R. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. New York: Free, 2004. Print. Alvarez, Julia. In the Time of the Butterflies. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin of Chapel Hill, 2010. Print....
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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...
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  • Signatures and Apples
    Signatures and Apples: Children Claiming Identity A young girl and boy take 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...
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  • Gender and Sexulaity
    pride. It was quite the opposite when she read this speech to her father. He was shocked that his wife would let their daughter read the speech she wrote. “You will permit her to read that?” (Alvarez 15) Cukita’s father said as if she needed permission to speak what she believes. “As your father, I...
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  • In the Time of the Butterflies
    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 justice...
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  • Quinceanera
    the last item she will receive as a child. It sends a clear message to the Latina girl, about what her family expects her to do, 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...
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  • The First Step Into a Brighter Tomorrow
    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 place. When power given is used unjustly, citizens are forced to...
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  • Literary Criticism of "Everyday Use" by Alice Walker
    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 they all involve a mother who has influenced her daughter’s life or involve a parent and their...
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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...
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  • Comparison of 2 Articles
    Butterflies is a book about sisters that fight to take their god-given right of freedom in the 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...
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  • In the Time of the Butterflies
    memory, as still as statues, Mama and Papa, and Minerva and Mate and Patria, and I'm thinking something is missing now. And I count them all twice before I realize---it's me, Dede, it's me, the one who survived to tell the story" (page 321). Alvarez wrote this book because she lived in the Dominican...
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  • Minerva in "In the Time of the Butterflies"
    The Feminism in Minerva In the Time of the Butterflies is a book about sisters that fight to take their right of freedom in the 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...
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  • in the time of butterflies
    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 role models to many women all around the world. In the...
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  • In the Time of Butterflies
    . Minerva though, stays strong and adjusts to how things are. It shows the differences between people. General Review Darling 8 Julia Alvarez writes so intensely it comes out and hits you dead in the face. Most of the phrases are chosen precisely, to get the best emotion and reaction from...
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  • In the Time of the Butterflies
    huge part in the novel. Even though she was not directly involved in the revolution. She was the sister in the novel that had a view on everything that was revolved around the revolution. Everything was in a whole different aspect. I think that Julia Alvarez chose to make her one of the main...
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  • Time of the Butterflies
    Minerva in Ruins Confucius once said that “To be wealthy and honored in an unjust society is a disgrace.” This quote directly correlates with Trujillo, his men, and how they lived while the people of their country were suffering in, in the Time of the Butterflies, written by Julia Alvarez...
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  • Illegal Aliens
    . II. Disclosing how they are practiced. III. Explaining Quinceanera’s affect in the Mexican culture. BODY I. (Alvarez) “ It was traditional for the parents of a young Aztec maiden to formally acknowledge her passage into womanhood.” A...
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