The Brave Sister in In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

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Minerva Mirabal was a heroine because she was brave. Minerva Mirabal is a heroine from the book In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. There were four
Mirabal sisters, Patria, Dede, Minerva, and Maria Teresa. The Mirabal sisters stood up for what was right even if it was against the dictator, Trujillo. Patria, Minerva, and
Maria Teresa were killed by Trujillo's orders, leaving Dede as the only surviving
Mirabal sister. Minerva Mirabal was a heroine because she stood up for what she believed in, she was outspoken, and she was the bravest sister.
Minerva was a heroine because she stood up for what she believed in. Minerva said, "What's more important, romance or revolution? But a little voice kept saying,
Both, both, I want both.
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Minerva Mirabal was a heroine because she was brave. Minerva Mirabal is a heroine from the book In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez. There were four
Mirabal sisters, Patria, Dede, Minerva, and Maria Teresa. The Mirabal sisters stood up for what was right even if it was against the dictator, Trujillo. Patria, Minerva, and
Maria Teresa were killed by Trujillo's orders, leaving Dede as the only surviving
Mirabal sister. Minerva Mirabal was a heroine because she stood up for what she believed in, she was outspoken, and she was the bravest sister.
Minerva was a heroine because she stood up for what she believed in. Minerva said, "What's more important, romance or revolution? But a little voice kept saying,
Both, both, I want both. Back and forth my mind went, weaving a yes by night and unraveling it by day to a no"(Alvarez 58). Minerva knew what was important to her and what she was fighting for. She believed in love and the revolution. Minerva stated, "I make a mental note that once I'm back, I'm going to make sure these girls are enrolled in school."(Alvarez 69) Minerva knew that her education and women's rights were important to her. She wanted everyone to have the same opportunities, in that way she was a hero. Minerva and Mama's conversation in the book showed
Minerva's beliefs, "Mama sighs when I tell her that we have to come back tomorrow
"Ay, m'ijita" she says. "You're going to fight everyone's fight, aren't you?" "It's all the same fight, Mama," I tell
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