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Examples Of Magical Realism

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Tita was trying to figure out why her beans hadn’t cooked. She remembered Nacha saying that tamales won’t cook if they are prepared with anger because the tamales get angry. This is an example of Magical Realism because the food is reflecting what the person making them is feeling. In this case Tita is angry because of the discussion she had with her sister Rosaura. This connects to the theme of expressing one's feelings through cooking. The food Tita cooked, provoked different feelings and taste, on others, based on the relationship that the individual had with Tita. However, this time the food instead experienced Tita’s feelings. Tita had put the beans in a bad mood and therefore they weren’t cooked. Tita was finally standing up against Mama
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