Like Water For Chocolate

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Abstract This paper was influenced through Laura Esquivel’s, Like Water for Chocolate, a tragic romance novel that is denied of love by family tradition. The key topics of this paper that analysis will be touching on are over main characters, theme, and symbolism. This paper explains the importance and the analysis of each main character by their description the author is providing a visual image for the readers to picture. Tradition is not only the theme of the novel but it shows how Mexican tradition is a hard and sensitive subject to deal with back in the revolutionary days. Finally, how symbolism plays a huge part in this novel and the different meanings. With much research the reader can see that the author uses her own experience to influence this story.

Whisking Love
In the novel Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, food is a major part of the story. The novel carries many of the traditions that Mexicans find very important in their culture. Mexican women play a big role in domestic life and must know how to prepare food. The ability of women to create a dish for every occasion is one of many great traditions in Mexico. This novel is divided into twelve chapters, each representing the months of the year. The importance of the way it is written is that each chapter begins with new recipes, which are used to tell Tita’s life story. Author Esquivel uses her own life experiences of growing up in Mexico, her strong family

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