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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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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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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 - 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 from the world around them....   [tags: Like Water For Chocolate]
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as Judeo-Christian Allegory - Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory as Judeo-Christian Allegory In the classic children's film, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, which is based on the novel Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, the author and writer of the screenplay, Roald Dahl presents the viewer with a strikingly vivid metaphor that compares fundamental Judeo-Christian beliefs with, that's right, candy. The basic figures in the religion are given representational roles in the film that do not hide, but instead sugar coat their meaning....   [tags: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory] 1524 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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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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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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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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Revolution in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Revolution in Like Water for Chocolate Revolutions throughout the history of humankind have established change of traditions as the normal occurrence throughout our history. Revolutions in households can also occur when traditions that are contrary to the desires of one, interfere with the values of another. In the book "Like Water for Chocolate," a major revolution develops between mother and daughter, Mama Elena and Tita. Like most revolutions, traditions are the major factor in the revolution that happens between these two; Tradition states that the youngest daughter must not marry, but must take care of the mother until she dies....   [tags: Like Water for Chocolate] 791 words
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Laura Equirel's Like Water for Chocolate - Laura Esquirel’s, Like Water for Chocolate, is a modern day Romeo and Juliet filled with mouthwatering recipes. It has become a valued part of American literature. The novel became so popular that it was developed into a film, becoming a success in both America and Mexico. Alfonso Arau directs the film. After reading the novel and seeing the movie, I discovered several distinct differences between the two as well as some riveting similarities. The novel begins with the main character, Tita, being born on the kitchen table....   [tags: Esquivel Like Water Chocolate Movie Essays] 1322 words
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Commentary on Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Commentary on Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel The novel Like Water for Chocolate is the story of a woman fighting tradition in quest for love and freedom. The novel has diverse relations of apathy and love between the characters. The author Esquivel illustrates these relations by the use of the colors red and white. Throughout the novel Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel uses the colors red and white to symbolize love and apathy in the relationships between the characters....   [tags: Papers Water Chocolate Esquivel Essays] 601 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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Magical and Realist Elements of Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Magical and Realist Elements of Like Water for Chocolate 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 as well as some realist elements in order to evoke emotions about love. While reading Like Water for Chocolate, I thought that how the girl named Tita was not allowed to marry the guy she loved and how she had to watch her sister marry him was interesting....   [tags: Like Water for Chocolate]
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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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Magical Realism and Fantastic Sublime in Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate - Magical Realism and Fantastic Sublime in Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate The different elements of the story Like Water for Chocolate are amazing. The feelings that go through a person upon listening, watching, and tasting events that happen during this story of the Spanish family's lives. The customs of this family were so unorthodox. This story is fantastic sublime and magical realism combined. Laura Esquivel wrote this novel in 1992. The nationality of the people in the novel was Mexican....   [tags: Like Water Chocolate Essays Laura Esquivel]
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Virginity In Chronicle Of A Death by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Virginity In Chronicle Of A Death by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel Latin American society has placed a very high value on women being virgins when they marry. This value is one of the primary themes in Chronicle of a Death foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. In contrast, virginity does not appear to hold significance in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel. However this is only on the surface but as one delves into the deeper meanings of each book it almost seems as if the authors view this social doctrine as childish....   [tags: Virginity Chronicle Marquez Chocolate Essays] 1267 words
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The Benefits of Chocolate - Chocolate There is nothing any better than a good piece of chocolate. Its rich, its creamy, its smooth, and it makes us feel so-o-o-o good for a few moments of course, that is; until the guilt of the calories kick in. Chocolate happens to be one of my favorite sweets. The wonderful creamy milk chocolate, bittersweet chocolate, white chocolate, or even my personal favorite a silky dark chocolate, the choices are hard. I sat down this weekend to really think about, and compare the differences....   [tags: Nutrition]
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Chocolate Allergy - Chocolates have benefits that can cure allergy but there are people who suffer from chocolate allergy. Chocolates are an addiction to many of us and researchers have found that dark chocolates contain antioxidants. This makes it a reason for many of us to indulge on it all the more. Chocolate allergy falls in Allergies Type 1, also known as contact allergy. Chocolate, a very delicious and mouth watering food is actually a very complex food that contains 300 chemical compounds like caffeine, element calcium....   [tags: Health] 932 words
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Chocolate Goodness - As it melts in my mouth, I can feel the sensation of my taste buds thriving and salivating. It is like a whole new experience every time I have another piece of it. My mind is filled with the same “oohs” and “ahh’s” that I remember from before, as I can taste it slowly melting in my mouth. I have to get another piece as soon as possible. Chocolate is like the fire to my desire; the crème de la crème. I could eat it all day long without ever getting sick of it. The brown, silky smooth wrapper on the milk chocolate Hersey’s bar crunches as I open it, sounding like the crunching of fall leaves when you step on them....   [tags: cooking, Hersey's, ] 574 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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Characters in Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - 1. Tita Quote: "Tita was so sensitive to onions, any time they were being chopped, they say she would just cry and cry; …" (Pg. 5) Write-up: Tita is the main character of the story, also the narrator, who suffers from unjust oppression from Mama Elena, her mother. She is raised to excel in the kitchen and many entertaining arts where she is expected to spend her whole life taking care of her mother. This is following the family tradition that the youngest daughter takes care of the mother until she dies....   [tags: Like Water Chocolate Characters] 1213 words
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The Effects of Chocolate - The Effects of Chocolate Chocolate is one of the most popular foods all around the world. It has been said that over 2 billion pounds of chocolate is annually consumed in the United States and the Swiss consume over 22 pounds per person per year[1]. Despite its increasing consumption chocolate has had and still is having a lot of negative effects on the human health. Some people think that it’s addictive and eat more and more of it whilst there are some who think the other way....   [tags: Papers] 837 words
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Critical, Theological Review of the Film Chocolat - Set in 1950’s France, Chocolat is a film centred on the Catholic virtue of temperance, or rather the struggle to achieve temperance when the church is faced with the temptation of a 2000 year old chocolate recipe. Temperance is defined in the catholic encyclopaedia as “the righteous habit which makes a man govern his natural appetite for pleasures of the senses in accordance with the norm prescribed by reason”, and in Chocolat it is the Comte de Reynaud, the major and self appointed moral authority for the whole community, that attempts to keep check of the villager’s carnal passions and temptations....   [tags: Chocolate Movie Review Theology] 1901 words
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The Chocolate Tree - The Chocolate Tree Fossil records are unable to provide information of on the center of origins of the cacao tree. The cacao tree is in the Sterculiaceae family. The first growers of the cacao pods were probably the people who entered the lowland rain forests of the Amazon Basin between 10,000 and 200 B.P. The full name of the cacao tree is Theobroma cacao. Most of the information of the cacao have been derived from the cultivated crop. The life and reproduction life cycle of Theobroma cacao is identical to a tropical rain forest tree species....   [tags: Botany]
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Chocolate Business - Chocolate Business Introduction I am going to set up a business selling chocolate. My shop is going to be a small chocolate shop which sells there of hand crafted specialist chocolate. The chocolate will be made in the back of the shop. It will be situated in York. My two main objectives will be survival and profit maximisation. These two aims are linked because in the long term survival is not possible without your total revenue being bigger that your total cost. Layout of Coursework The aim of my coursework is to: Firstly undertake market research: such as, primary and secondary research Ÿ Primary research: visit companies and send out questionnaires....   [tags: Papers] 1002 words
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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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Chocolate Store - Chocolate Store Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory or RMCF for short is a franchise store with the parent company located in Durango, Colorado which was established in 1981.There are many different Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factories around the U.S. and there are a few in Michigan.There is the one I work at in Somerset Mall in Troy, one at Lakeside Mall in Sterling Heights and another one at Great Lakes Crossing to name a few.The particular store that I work in has been there for 3 ½ years (since Somerset North has opened) and was previously owned by a man for about a year and a half when he decided to sell it to the current owner and my boss Alan Rosen.The store is located in Somerset Mall on the North side on the 1st level between the California Pizza Kitchen (CPK for short) and Starbucks....   [tags: Factories Jobs Employment Essays] 1754 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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How to Make a Chocolate Trifle - Baking to me is passion; it is an art. It gives me an opportunity to create. I love to bake and my specialty is desserts. It was very hard to narrow down and decide what it is that I wanted to write about being that there are so many dishes and desserts that I have mastered throughout the years. One of my favorite, yet simple, desserts to make is a Chocolate Trifle. My trifles in addition to my pound cakes have become one of the most requested desserts to make. Making a Chocolate Trifle involves preparation and learning the language of the kitchen....   [tags: Process Essay] 719 words
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Chocolate: Simply Put - In writing “Chocolate may have a future in the health food isle,” I was addressing an audience that had an interest in science but were not scientists per se. My purpose was to summarize an article that examined the benefits and detriments of chocolate to a person’s health and explain how chocolate morphed from an antioxidant rich bean to a high-sugar, high-fat treat. There are a few different contexts in which this article can be read, such as in the context of Valentine’s Day, people who experience vascular or neurodegenerative issues, aging people, heath fanatics and chocolate lovers and even mature women....   [tags: Writing Analysis] 615 words
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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - A good boy who happens to come from a very destitute family is given the opportunity of a life time. Many children with sad lives long for the day that something spectacular will happen for their families. The classic story about Charlie Bucket and the “Golden Ticket” that makes all his dreams come true is beloved by children all over the world. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory was written by Roald Dahl in 1964 and has since been adapted into two major motion pictures. In 1971, Warner Brother’s Studios developed the beloved children’s book into a musical film and named it Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory....   [tags: Literature]
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The Melted Chocolate Bar - Although the microwave has been a phenomenal scientific discovery affecting the lives of many people throughout the world, the advantages of this technology were not available before its discovery in 1946. Cooking before the microwave was a long but necessary task meant for women. This accidental discovery has been an amazing breakthrough in history. It is crazy to think that microwaves bouncing around in a metal box can heat up food with the push of a button. The microwave is used every day by families across the world and has had many technological advances since its arrival in 1946....   [tags: Technology ]
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Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Like Water for Chocolate Tradition is often component that is inserted into performance with destiny. Blindly following tradition can lead to ones unfortunate destiny where as questioning your families passed down traditions determines the creation of your own destiny. Such a thought is presented in the novel “Like water for Chocolate”. Laura Esquivel, in the novel, “Like Water for Chocolate”, presents a vision of the 1920’s Mexican life that causes the reader to question ones personal believes....   [tags: Literature Analysis] 581 words
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Is Chocolate Physiologically or Psychologically Addictive? - Is Chocolate Physiologically or Psychologically Addictive. Chocolate is made from the seeds of the tropical tree, Theobroma cacao. Theobroma is the Greek term for 'food of the gods.' In Aztec society chocolate was a food of the gods, reserved for priests, warriors and nobility. The Aztecs used cacao beans to make a hot, frothy and bitter beverage called chocolatl. Chocolatl was a sacred concoction that was associated with fertility and wisdom. It was also thought to have stimulating and restorative properties....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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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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Like Water For Chocolate by Laura Esquivel - Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel is a powerful novel that serves as a great introductory guide to the Latin-American culture. The novel consists of primarily female characters, the De La Garza family, where each one portrays a female stereotype, or perhaps their role in the society. The setting of the story takes place during arise of the Mexican Revolution in 1910, which helps to further distinguish the roles of the women and how they go about living their everyday life. Like Water for Chocolate can be looked at as a story about two women, a daughter and a mother, Tita and Elena De La Garza....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Laura Esquivel] 1878 words
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Paradise of the Blind and Like Water for Chocolate - A strong maternal bond is crucial in one’s life; however in both Paradise of the Blind by Duong Thu Huong and Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel, the authors portray the distant relationship between the mother and the daughter as a tool to critique the ‘inhuman’ traditions imposed upon the family members in their respective societies. Though Houng’s and Esquivel’s novels are set in Vietnam and Mexico respectively, they assert that family traditions are unjust and forbid family members to pursue their own dreams, ambitions, and desires as portrayed by the two teenage protagonists and their mothers, who are obligated to sacrifice their own lives for others....   [tags: Compare and Contrast] 1377 words
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Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel - Like Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquivel, is a novel about a family of three sisters and their mother. The three De La Garza sisters consist of Rosaura, Gertrudis and Tita who are bound by family traditions and their mother, Mama Elena is the strict and stern antagonist of the novel. This novel revolves around the trajectories of three sisters, who all possess different personalities, and their struggle for love drives the plot ahead in the novel. Out of the three sisters, the eldest sister is Rosaura who is almost like a copy of Mama Elena....   [tags: Character Analysis] 1285 words
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Informative Speech: Chocolate - Specific Purpose Statement: To inform my audience about the production of chocolate Central Idea: Explain how cocoa beans are processed to produce the chocolate we all know and love Method of Organization: Chronological Visual Aid: Before my introduction and before class begins, I will have a chocolate collection for people to choose from as a snack. It will not be handed out during my speech so that it will not distract others....   [tags: Example Informative Speech] 1390 words
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