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The Representation of Power in Cormier's The Chocolate War - Inspired by the actions of his son, Robert Cormier decided to write this novel titled The Chocolate War. Cormier’s son Peter, had refused to sell chocolates at his school’s annual sale as a matter of principle (Kemp1), so Cormier thought that it would be an interesting plot for a book. In this book, Robert Cormier introduces us to many characters that personify evil in order to try to control and manipulate each other to gain power. The concept of power is represented in many different ways throughout this novel....   [tags: The Chocolate War]
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The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier - The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier      The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier was a book that we read in class, it was about good and evil. It is about how the to forces battle for superiority over one another. The book tells how one of the sides over powers the other to claim its spot on top. The people are like pawns to two of the characters, Archie and Brother Leon because they use the people to get what they want from them, and will stop at nothing to get it. Both of characters will stop at nothing to have what they want, which is to have the power over the school....   [tags: The Chocolate War] 751 words
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Free Will Choices in "The Chocolate War" by Robert Cormier - In life, destiny is already set. The plan is to make the correct decisions, free will is a gift God has given all living beings. A decision is based on free will, there is ether the right path or the wrong one. So, why not dare to be different. Jerry Renault chose a path that he did not think would cause him pain and suffering. The Chocolate War written by Robert Cormier illustrates what individuals go through at some point in their lifetime, making life changing decisions. As the story begins, Jerry is introduced as a kid who is trying out for the football team, he’s a small kid standing at 5 9’ and a buck 45....   [tags: choices, Chocolate War, Robert Cormier, ] 676 words
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The Chocolate War - Transformation of Jerry - Why would a person decide to betray the beliefs they had fought so hard for. In Robert Cormiers novel The Chocolate War, the character of Jerry Renault changes drastically from a rebel to a follower in the end. The school gang known as the vigils and his moral beliefs motivates Jerry’s actions. He feels he must take a stand against evil. Jerry can be considered a hero because of his beliefs. In the end however he gives in to the things he fought against and becomes a follower. There are many factors that cause Jerry to act the way he does....   [tags: Chocolate War Essays] 516 words
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The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier - The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier Robert Cormier writes novels for teenagers. In his books he uses violence and power and other features that the adolescence age group usually use. A lot of people are disturbed by the way he uses violence the way he does at the end of the novel. Cormier wrote the Chocolate War during the 1970's during the hippie era. The story takes place at a higher intelligence level than most of the outside world. Jerry Renault, the main character in the novel, has lived a rough life, especially in the last year or so....   [tags: Chocolate War Cormier] 976 words
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The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier - The Chocolate War is a book written by Robert Cormier. It is about a teenaged boy named Jerry and his life as an individual at an all boys catholic school called Trinity. Every year the school sells chocolates to raise money. Every student is meant to sell fifty boxes, and they all do, except for Jerry. Jerry was forced not to sell the chocolates for 10 days by the Vigils, a school gang. At first that's what he planned to do, but as the 10 days went on, Jerry started to feel control over his life and decided to continue not to sell....   [tags: Chocolate War Robert Cormier] 1476 words
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A Literary Analysis of Robert Cormier's The Chocolate War - A Literary Analysis of Robert Cormier's "The Chocolate War" The Chocolate War is a story which takes place in New England in the 1970's. Most of the events happen in a Catholic school. Since this school was exclusively for boys, they were constantly trying to prove their power over each other. The story is told in third person omniscient. The story's mood is suspenseful. With each page turn one wonders if Jerry will take or refuse his chocolates. The protagonist of this story is Jerry Renault and the antagonist in Archie Costello....   [tags: Chocolate War Essays] 877 words
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War Rages On in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - War Rages On in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Although wars are waged for many reasons, ultimately, wars are fought for one reason; freedom. It is no different in Laura Esquivel's magical realism Like Water for Chocolate. Just as this novel is staged during the time of the Mexican Revolution of 1910-1917, another war rages on in the confines of a family ranch and in the lives of the people who dwell there. Esquivel cleverly uses the backdrop of the war to explore the individual lives and their struggle to attain the revolution's goal for themselves; independence....   [tags: Water Chocolate Laura Esquivel] 904 words
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Is It A Chocolate Sale...Or A Chocolate War..?? - Is It A Chocolate Sale...Or A Chocolate War..?. Chocolate "sale" or.....chocolate "war". Although you describe this novel as being mainly based on simply the chocolate sale, the correct answer is more like the war of the chocolate sale. Already from the opening page of this exclusive book, where quarterback Jerry Renault is clobbered by a relentless defense, The Chocolate War is relentless in its portrayal of the vicious, sometimes violent world of high school. Through Jerry Renault, Robert Cormier who is the author of this book, thrusts us into the tormenting world of Trinity High, an all boys prep school....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 1391 words
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The Chocolate War - The Chocolate War Many people often meet different characters in literature and in life that they admire or despise. They conclude if those characters are good or evil and at the same time they reflect on the choices and responsibilities that those characters have. From The Chocolate War I admire Roland Goubert or The Goober based on his actions. I despise Archie Costello (The Assigner of The Vigils) because of the choices that he made and also because of his actions. I admire Roland Goubert (The Goober) the most of all the characters within this book because he is honest, loving, and a loyal friend to Jerry....   [tags: Essays Papers] 881 words
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Consequences of Conformity in The Chocolate War - Consequences of Conformity in The Chocolate War Throughout Robert Cormier’s The Chocolate War, the theme of the consequences of conformity, or nonconformity, is expressed. Although The Chocolate War was first published in 1974, this theme still pertains to the youth of today. This novel is timeless because teenagers will always face the choice of whether to be true to themselves, or to conform to what other’s expect of them. In response to this theme, David Peck states, “what this idea becomes is the concept of being true to oneself and standing up to the evil that one perceives in the world” (Peck 2)....   [tags: essays research papers]
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The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier - The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier In the novel the chocolate war Robert Cormier (the composer) has created real people involved in situations and conveying the themes of bullying, manipulation, cruelty, power, disturbance and victimization. Brother Leon is an evil person and very manipulative using black mail....   [tags: Papers] 516 words
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the order of things (chocolate war) - The Order of Things Disturbing the universe is one of the main themes of Robert Cormier’s novel, The Chocolate War. Jerry Renault, the protagonist of the novel, goes against Trinity, the all boys school, and The Vigils, a powerful school gang. He gets admired and then bullied because of his defiance of authority. In the beginning of the story, we are introduced to Jerry Renault. As he is trying out for the school’s football team, Archie and Obie, two members of The Vigils, are writing “assignments” for the chosen boys at school....   [tags: essays research papers] 891 words
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Conformity in Society: The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier - Conformity is defined as a type of cultural influence involving a change in belief or behavior in order to fit in with a group. First studied in 1932 conformity can take on many different forms and is part of our everyday lives. Conformity can be introduced via peer pressure and/or accepted social norms. Both Hook and Anzaldua talk about conforming, economically and linguistically respectively, to society. In the book The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier the main protagonist, Jerry Renault, defies a powerful gang in school, called the Vigils, and must decide if conforming to their wishes is better than standing up against them and “defying the universe”....   [tags: cultural infuence, conformity in america]
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chocolate war - 2. The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier is a book about a boy named Jerry whose Mother died and who is living with his father. Ever since his mother’s death, Jerry hasn’t been the same; him and his Father hardly talk. Everything is going great for Jerry at Trinity his school. He made the football team the guys admired him and this girl from the bus stop smiled him. Everything was going well until the chocolate sales came. When he was assigned an assignment from the Vigils, a group of popular boys in the school, he did as they followed which was to refuse to sell chocolates, even though it was voluntarily to sell chocolates nobody ever refused....   [tags: essays research papers] 383 words
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Comparing Coming of Age in The Chocolate War and Boy's Life - Coming of Age in The Chocolate War and Boy's Life Cory in Boy's Life and Jerry in The Chocolate War are examples of characters in a bildungsroman Many high school students read coming of age novels, or bildungsromans such as: Kidnapped, The Outsiders, To Kill a Mocking Bird, and many others. What these students, however, do not realize while reading these novels is that the protagonist of the story is growing and changing throughout the novel in many ways. Many of these changes are results of conflicts, which most teens face throughout their lives....   [tags: comparison compare contrast essays] 579 words
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Brief Summary of The Chocolate War by Robert Cormier - The Chocolate War Jerry Renault is not the best-liked kid in his school. He barely had any respect, even though he is the quarterback for his school’s football team. In the beginning Jerry had lots of friends. But no one knew what is in store for Jerry. Jerry had no idea how his life is about to change. It is a tradition at Trinity to have a yearly chocolate sale. It is not mandatory to sell the chocolates, but no one ever refused. A secret underground group called The Vigils likes to make the lives of Trinity students miserable....   [tags: essays research papers] 742 words
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The Young Adult Genre - Young adult literature is a consistently evolving genre that continues to push controversial boundaries and trends. The term “young adult” was first coined in the 1960s and was defined as “realistic fiction that was set in the real contemporary world and addressed problems, issues, and life circumstances of interest to young readers aged approximately twelve to eighteen” (Cart). Young adult readers of the past read publications such as Zindel’s The Pigman (1968) and Cormier’s The Chocolate War (1974), with the 1960s and 1970s being more about coming of age and the journey to adulthood, while today’s novels highlight the journey itself....   [tags: chocolate war, world war II] 1256 words
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Ultimate Love in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Ultimate Love in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate is a love story set in Mexico, interspersed with recipes, related in unadorned, uncomplicated language. Yet when the ingredients are combined and simmer, subtle and unusual flavors emerge. On one level, this is the story of Tita, youngest daughter of the formidable matriarch Mama Elena who forbids Tita to marry her true love Pedro because tradition says that the youngest daughter must care for her mother until her death....   [tags: Water Chocolate Laura Esquivel Essays]
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Hidden Meaning in Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate - Hidden Meaning in Laura Esquivel’s Like Water for Chocolate                           Laura Esquivel’s novel, Like Water for Chocolate, is a contemporary novel based on romance, recipes and home remedies. Very little criticism has been done on the novel. Of the few essays that are written on this work, the majority of them consist of feminist critique. This novel would be most easily approached from a feminist view because of the intricate relationships between women. However, relationships between women are only one of the many elements touched upon in the novel....   [tags: Like Water for chocolate]
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Bittersweet: Unwrapping the Hidden Side of Chocolate - People have always had a sweet tooth. In the mid 17th century, the sugar cane was introduced to the New World by the Dutch, who, using slaves, seized this opportunity to make a profit in the British West Indies. Sugar, as well as slaves, played a vital role in the Atlantic Triangular Trade among the Americas, Europe and Africa. Slaves were the working force in this trade network because they harvested the cash crops that circulated around the Atlantic Ocean. A form of slavery very similar to those in the sugar plantations of the Caribbeans is child labor in the modern cocoa industry....   [tags: Child Slavery]
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Competitor Analysis for Chocolate Company - Peter’s Chocolate Company To: General Manager From: Date: Topic: Competitor Analysis Report ________________________________________ Analytical Comparison of Competitors Callebaut Although under performing Peter’s in blind taste tests, Callebaut is recognized as a leading product. Like Peter’s, Callebaut is a premium priced and high quality. Callebaut has employed a higher profile marketing strategy, and stronger promotion strategy than Peter’s. Callebaut benefits from a European “myth” in which it is thought that European chocolate is superior....   [tags: Strategic Management] 1668 words
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Roald Dahl's Life and Accomplishments - Have you ever wondered who creatively wrote stories about an extraordinary chocolate factory. Or a story about a girl who became best friends with a Big Friendly Giant. He has won a lot of awards for his best-selling stories for children, and also for adults. His name is Roald Dahl. Roald Dahl was known as a British novelist, short story writer, screenwriter and fighter pilot. His tremendous success in writing has influenced a lot of childrenin their habit of writing. Did you know that Roald Dahl remains as the most popular author of a survey among children, according to The Guardian....   [tags: matilda,the chocolate factory,short story teller]
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Life in the Box of Chocolate - It is a difficult task to choose a movie from a gigantic cinematographic industry but it is much more difficult to accomplish a detailed analyze of it. It is difficult to select because not only there are many good movies but also they vary in different genres and subjects. The degree of difficulty starts to increase in the view of fact of performing a professional detailed analyzes. It looks like, the movie “Forrest Gump” is produced specifically to make the solving of this puzzle easier....   [tags: Film Analysis ]
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The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea and Like Water for Chocolate - Separation between lovers, sisters, or close friends can instill vivid emotions from characters in a novel. Emotions are often evoked through the sense-impressions, thoughts and memories of principal characters. At the same time, departure develops characterization, placing emphasis on a medley of styles and voices employed by writers. Both The Sailor Who Fell From Grace with the Sea (hereafter referred to as Sailor) by Yukio Mishima, translated by John Nathan, and Like Water for Chocolate (hereafter referred to as Chocolate) by Laura Esquivel, translated by Carol Christensen and Thomas Christensen, reveal a stark contrast between characters’ departures....   [tags: Compare and Contrast] 1583 words
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Themes in the Movie Like Water for Chocolate Directed by Alfonso Arau - Love, tradition, emotion are just a few of the themes that are covered in the movie Like Water For Chocolate directed by Alfonso Aráu(1992) and bases on the novel written by Laura Esquivel(1989). The movie tells the story of Tita, a young woman that longs her life to marry her lover, Pedro but can never have because of her family’s traditions. The story develops on how Tita is trying to rebel against her mother and her tradition of the youngest daughter not marrying but taking care of her mother until the day she dies....   [tags: love, tradition, emotion, marry, lover] 976 words
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People and Chocolate: Intriguing Similarities and Differences - Chocolate is a widely favoured treat that comes in more varieties than any one person could imagine. Forrest Gump once said, “Life is like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get.” This statement explains a variety among chocolates in terms of flavour, size, and shape. The same statement can be applied to the people we meet in the journey of life. Regardless of appearance, personality and the overall impression someone leaves on you, they will always be favoured by some, disliked by others and always unique....   [tags: Chocolate, psychology, ] 641 words
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War on Drugs is a Dismal Failure -      With a bipartisan vote of 263-146, the House recently approved a bill that included $1.7 billion to combat the drug cartels of Columbia with additional military aid.  In doing so, they perpetuated what could be one of the United States' most misguided policies of recent history. At least some Republicans can give themselves a pat on the back for attempting to remove the Columbian aid from the $13 billion foreign aid bill.  Unfortunately, today's drug war is largely a Reagan-era Republican creation, so intoxicating that even the vast majority of liberals mindlessly defend it.  Regardless, both parties now overwhelmingly champion the war on drugs, leaving its opponents a mix of unlikely...   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Bulgaria's Foreign Trade with Chocolate - Current Trends in Bulgarian Trade with Chocolate According to a report of Euromonitor International , in 2013 the average growth of the chocolate industry in Bulgaria was 6%. Consumer confidence has been restored after the slowdown of the economy between 2009 and 2012 and, as a result, consumer spending on chocolate has risen. The leadership in chocolate confectionery in 2013 belongs to Mondelez Bulgaria. The company accounts for a 43% value share and is followed at a distance by the other multinational company in the category – Nestlé Bulgaria AD with a share of 22%....   [tags: chocolate industry, cocoa, confectionery]
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Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Like Water for Chocolate—a novel rich in history, culture, food, and scandal; a breathtaking portrayal of a love affair, of the strength of character of desperate women, and of humbling traditions—captivates both the soul and mind, enchanting its readers by way of causing them to become immersed in its story-line. Prominent among its themes is that of finding an identity—or a lack thereof—which seems to pervade the lives of those most engaged in the process of self evaluation and discovery, and as such Laura Esquivel’s novel is comparable to Haruki Murakami’s The Elephant Vanishes, in which the characters from several stories seem to be in a state of perpetual dislocation and disconnection f...   [tags: Like Water For Chocolate]
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Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Identity is like soup, with a long line of different traditions: people either keep it the same or they add new flavors to it. Some families would add onions, others would add peppers, and after a list of traditional recipes they end up putting them together. In Like Water for Chocolate written by Laura Esquirel, it’s about a Mexican young girl who is born in a very traditional, old fashioned family. She realizes that the Mexican family tradition has completely ruined her love life with Pedro. However, she continues to still love this man, but because of Mama Elena’s overprotection she still can’t be with him....   [tags: Like Water For Chocolate] 1280 words
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Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - The excerpt from Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel exposes the uncanny scenario of Rosaura and Pedro’s wedding, and the sudden nostalgia everyone is revealing. The connection of food, and the role of the Mexican revolution is depicted in this excerpt, and the use of intense emotion and sorrow is used to create a dismal atmosphere filled with loss and loneliness. Esquivel uses Tita’s culinary skills and her deep affection towards Pedro as a technique to emphasize the effect it has on the secondary characters in the novel....   [tags: Like Water For Chocolate]
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Iraq War Is Both Necessary and Justified - Iraq War Is Both Necessary and Justified This essay is in defense of the Iraqi War. President Bush’s vocal critics state that American troops’ have been sacrificed in the Iraq War. First of all, the word “sacrifice” means that a person voluntarily does or gives up something at his or her own free will (like a bunt to advance a runner in baseball or Catholics sacrificing and giving up chocolate for Lent). I don’t believe that any of those soldiers that have been killed in the war deliberately intended to die or were “sacrificed” as Michael Moore has erroneously stated....   [tags: Political Politics] 1659 words
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Exploring the Role of Women in Mexico in Like Water For Chocolate - Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel explains women’s roles in northern Mexico during the turn of the nineteenth century. The novel takes place in northern Mexico on a family ranch where many family traditions are carried out. Also, the novel describes some of the typical foods that were prepared and fiestas that were celebrated in the Mexican culture around this time. However, the novel mainly focuses on the roles of females in Mexican society at that time. The novel goes beyond explaining women’s roles and also explains what took place in the Mexican family....   [tags: Like Water For Chocolate Essays]
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The Use of Magical Realism in Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate - Latin American literature is perhaps best known for its use of magical realism, a literary mode where the fantastical is seamlessly blended with the ordinary, creating a sort of enhanced reality. Though magical realism is practiced by authors from other cultures, the works of authors Salman Rushdie and Toni Morrison, for example, are notable examples of non-Latin works in which magical realism has been used to both great effect and great celebration, it is in the works of Latin American authors where the style has flourished and made its mark on the literary world....   [tags: Like Water For Chocolate] 1041 words
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Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - The novel called Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel tells the story of Tita De La Garza, the youngest daughter and the protagonist of the novel, who has been living with his family in Mexico during the time of twentieth century. In the course of twelve chapters, each is marked as a "monthly installment", the reader discover Tita's struggle to pursue true love and maintain her freedom. Each installment features a recipe to start each chapter. The major affairs of these recipes are woven throughout the narrative, by the niece of Tita known as Esperanza....   [tags: Water Chocolate Esquivel] 1753 words
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Feminism in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Feminism in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel There are many different definitions of feminism. Some people regard feminism as the idea that women deserve the same amount of respect that men deserve. There are the other schools of feminist thought that hold women superior to men. Yet another believes that the gender roles controlling women are artificially created and not innate knowledge, and thus men and women are equals with only history the determining factor and how gender equality is established....   [tags: Like Water for Chocolate]
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Sublime Elements in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel -      The novel Like Water for Chocolate, published in 1989, was written by Laura Esquivel who is of Spanish heritage. She lives in Mexico, and Like Water for Chocolate was her first novel. I feel that in the story Laura Esquivel gives a lot of magical elements that are treated as real in order to evoke emotions about love, but it also employs many features of sublime literature. In Like Water for Chocolate, a girl named Tita was born. When she was first born, it mentions that she was literally washed into this world on a great tide of tears that spilled over the edge of the table and flooded across the kitchen floor (6)....   [tags: Like Water for Chocolate]
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Like Water For Chocolate as a Fantasy Love Story - Like Water For Chocolate as a Fantasy Love Story Like Water For Chocolate is a fantasy-type love story. It teaches a lot about family life in Mexico, the country where it took place. The owner of the De la Garza ranch where the family lived was Mama Elena, who raised three daughters on her own because her husband had died. Tita, the youngest daughter and main character, was the youngest of the three and a wonderful cook. Tita was the narrator's great-aunt, so the story took place in the earlier part of the 20th century....   [tags: Like Water for Chocolate] 639 words
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