Julia Alvarez Essay

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  • The Time Of The Butterflies By Julia Alvarez

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    Julia Alvarez is a Dominican Republican novelist, poet and essayist. She spent the first ten years of her childhood in the Dominican Republic until her family had to flee the country due to her father’s involvement in a political rebellion. Many of Alvarez’s works are influenced by her experiences as a Dominican in the United States and much of her writing takes a political and personal tone. She is known for works that explore cultural expectations of women in both the Dominican Republic and the

  • The Time Of The Butterflies By Julia Alvarez

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    The struggle for equality has existed for thousands of years. The first decree of human rights was drafted by King Cyrus in 539 BCE and is still an evolving issue today (Finkel). The book In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez is a historical fiction novel written to tell the tale of the Mirabal sisters and their struggle against a dictator in the Dominican Republic. As women, the sisters were objects of discrimination by the dictator’s regime. Their struggle against obstacles forced consequences

  • Picky Eater By Julia Alvarez

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    think they won the battle but technically they didn’t. In the story, “Picky Eater”, Julia Alvarez tells a story of her childhood experience of home meals where her and her sisters were also picky eaters, despite having healthy food served to them. Meals, she said, “at home were battlegrounds. Even if you won the dinner battle, refusing to clean your plate or drink your engrudo, you inevitably lost the war” (Alvarez 145). Battlegrounds at home can occur but it doesn’t have to end up being messy if

  • The Time Of The Butterflies By Julia Alvarez

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    many different accounts. In Julia Alvarez’s novel “In the Time of the Butterflies”, she writes fictionalized personal accounts of the Mirabal sisters. Julia Alvarez structures her Novel in three parts with each chapter having a first person narrative for each sister. Alvarez personalized the way each of them would speak, feel and think, to even structuring Maria Teresa parts in the Novel as journal entries. This paper is an attempt to analyze how the structure of Julia Alvarez’s novel “In the Time

  • In The Time Of Butterflies By Julia Alvarez

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    In Julia Alvarez’s novel, In the Time of Butterflies, different types of figures of speech were used to help the main idea come across. In conjunction, Julia Alvarez also organized the novel in a way that all four sisters have a chance to tell their story. Creating the novel in this way heavily affected how the story came out. If these special effects were not incorporated into the novel, the story would not have the same gut wrenching effect. Julia Alvarez begins her story with a sit down interview

  • Overview: The Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

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    In the Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez, takes place in the Dominican Republic during Trujillo’s control of the country. Dedé and Minerva are two extremely different Mirabal sisters, shown by how they respond to Trujillo taking over their country. Dedé and Minerva are only two of the sisters. There are four in total: Minerva, Dedé, Patria and María Teresa. The four sisters take turns throughout In the Time of the Butterflies telling their stories from the 1940s while living in the Dominican

  • In The Time Of The Butterflies By Julia Alvarez

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    Julia Alvarez in her book In the Time of the Butterflies uses lots of describing, connecting and helping us to realize things that happened in 1960, in Dominican Republic. The book genre is historical fiction, in this genre truth is often based on emotion validity rather than factual reality. Author looks up the ways to demonstrate the essence of each person's thoughts, feelings, and emotions. In this book it tells about three sisters that with the revolution have released people of their country

  • The Time Of Butterflies By Julia Alvarez

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    Mariposas—otherwise known as the Mirabal sisters— rose to the occasion to fight for the rights of their people. The Mirabal sisters were four real-life women who carried out clandestine activities against the Trujillo regime; whose lives are chronicled in Julia Alvarez’s novel. In the novel “In the Time of Butterflies,” the Mirabal sisters symbolize the courage of the Dominican people in overcoming barriers and prejudice while being subjected to the political despotism of Rafael Trujillo’s tyrannical regime

  • Analysis Of Logging By Julia Alvarez

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    In the poem, “Dusting,” Julia Alvarez uses symbolism and imagery to describe children’s desires to follow their own footsteps, instead of what their parent’s footsteps are. The poem is written in first person to delineate how the girl’s goal for herself differs from what her mother wants her to become. Alvarez begins the poem by introducing a speaker who “wrote [her] name / on the dusty cabinet” (2-3) and “scrawled / in capitals on the backs of chairs” (3-4). Her name represents the future that

  • The Time Of Butterflies By Julia Alvarez

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    Reflection: The final chapters of In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez left me staring at the book for a few minutes. Not only did the deep characters have me enthralled towards the end but also the theme of the novel really spoke to me. In chapter 7 Maria gets a new diary and write about how she has a crush on two of her cousins( which is kind of strange but acceptable in that culture I guess). Late when asked which cousin she picks she chooses neither. Then she goes and moves in with her