Like Water For Chocolate Analysis

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Like Water For Chocolate
Like Water For Chocolate is one of the Laura Esquivel’s books. The uniqueness of this book is that it uses the cooking, or recipe, to tell a story. In the story, she uses the magic realism, which expresses a primarily realistic view of the real world while encompassing a range of subtly different concepts, to reveal her familiar theme ‘love.’ To summarize the book, there is the family tradition that the last daughter needs to take care her mother until mother’s death without the marriage. The protagonist of this book, Tita, is the last daughter of her family, and therefore, she cannot marry with her love. So, there is the conflict between Mama Elena, who wants to keep the tradition, and Tita, who wants to marry with her love, Pedro, even if it forces family tradition. Esquivel utilizes magic realism to expose the passion to keep family tradition, family relationship, and the complexity of love.
Esquivel uses the magic realism to reveal the passion of Mama Elena to keep the family tradition. In the book, Like Water For Chocolate, Mama Elena is one of the antagonist characters who tries to keep family tradition even though it is good or not. Therefore, she makes Pedro, Tita’s love, marry with her second daughter, Rosaura. Even though Pedro marries with Rosaura, Tita and Pedro are still loving each other. After Mama Elena’s death, the passion of Mama Elena is unveiled by the ghost to demand their love. Even though Rosauro cannot see Mama Elena’s shape,
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