compos mentis initially, tracing how anger transforms their characters and the point source where this anger emerges from. Mama Elena’s authority made Tita a submissive child, for every minor fault her mother would give her violent beatings. But Tita’s tolerance boundary was crossed when Mama Elena refused Tita’s marriage proposal with Pedro (Tita’s lover). Instead, Mama Elena puts forward a proposal for Rosaura’s marriage with Pedro. Pedro accepts this offer; it breaks Tita’s heart. This is the event
and individual issues. Feminism according to Oxford dictionary is the theory of the political, economic and social equality of the sexes that more commonly known as the pursuit of equality for women’s rights. On the other hand, in studying literary books as it will be in this paper, the mentioned definition is not applicable. Therefore, in this paper Feminist criticism will be used in order to study some characters’ lives in “Like water for chocolate” and “Season of Migration to the north” novels.
wonderful way to tell a story” (Mujica 38). The reader is often present in the kitchen with Esquivel when she writes about her past experiences in the kitchen. At the time Like Water for Chocolate takes place, the Mexican Revolution rages on. The book takes place during the turn of the nineteenth century, which leads to many other events in the story. The Mexican Revolution took place from 1910 to 1920, and brought many changes to the Mexican culture. In the novel, the reader can see that Gertrudis
and currently lives in Mexico City. The third of four children of Julio Caesar Esquivel, a telephone operator, and Josephina Arau, she attended Escuela Normal de Maestros in Mexico. She married Alfonso Arau, a film director with whom she has one daughter, Sandra. Esquivel and Arau were divorced in 1993. A former teacher who started writing and directing for children’s theater, she now works as a novelist and screenwriter. In addition to Like Water for Chocolate, she has also written three screenplays