Untraditional Love in a Small Texas Border Town

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I was incredibly touched and inspired by this heartbreaking story of love, devotion, and family expectations. Set in a small Texas-Mexico border town in the early half of the 1900’s this tale is a sample of Mexican storytelling at its best. Tita and Pedro have a love that is passionate, timeless and worse, untraditional. An unbreakable doctrine forces Tita to never marry Pedro because she is the youngest daughter in her family and is therefore bound to care for her mother until death. To be near her, Pedro marries Rosaura, Tita’s sister. This is the beginning of a lifetime of conflict filled with deception, anger, passion, and pure love. Since Pedro and Tita could never marry, Pedro proposed marriage to Tita’s sister, Rosaura. He wanted to be close to her in any way possible. He got what he wanted. After Pedro and Rosaura married, they lived in an ambilocal residence with Mama Elena, Tita and the remaining sisters. The repression of Tita’s emotions during and afterward manifested in her cooking. Animatism engulfed her cooking ability and it was in this way she expressed...

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