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In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

- A beautiful, captivating, and revolutionary story, In the Time of the Butterflies, was written by Julia Alvarez and is a true account about struggle, courage, and love between four sisters, their families, and the people they encountered in their lives. This captivating story is so easy to relate to, as it’s written by a woman, about women, for women. What comes across clearly throughout the story is the Mirabal sisters’ passion for the revolution and how it overwhelmed their lives and the lives of anyone that was involved, or came into contact, with them....   [tags: In the Time of the Butterflies]

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In The Time of Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez

- The Dominican Republic in the twentieth century can be summarized as brutal. The novel In The Time of Butterflies, written by Julia Alvarez was set during the time period 1938 to 1994. During part of that time dictator Rafael Trujillo ruled the island. Although this book is considered historical fiction, it tells the story of four Mirabal sisters: Dede, Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa. They called themselves “Las Mariposas”. The four Mirabal sisters exist in real life. In the book as well as in real life, the sisters are seen as a symbol of courage and strength to the people in the Dominican Republic....   [tags: In The Time of Butterflies Essays]

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The Significance of Gender Roles in Julia Alvarez's Novel In the Time of the Butterflies

- Out from the kitchen and into the world, women are making a better name for themselves. Although humankind tends to be male dominated, men are not the only species that inhabit the world that they live on. In Julia Alvarez's novel In the Time of the Butterflies, the women of the Dominican Republic are expected to grow up to be housewives and lacking a formal education. Women may be cherished like national treasures, but they are not expected to fulfill their truest potentials as human beings. Like most things in the world, they have their place....   [tags: In the Time of the Butterflies]

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Caterpillars to Butterflies: A Metamorphosis

- From the secretive government agent who foils the plans of dastardly supervillains to the Prince Charming who saves Disney princesses, courage invokes many spectacular images in people’s minds. Yet courage appears in subtler forms as well – the resident nerd awkwardly asking a crush to Prom, the belittled girl holding her head up high amidst gossip, or the concerned citizen stopping to fix a broken-down vehicle on the roadside. As a past resident of the Dominican Republic during Trujillo’s regime, Julia Alvarez understands these differing types of courage, and this knowledge permeates through the pages of her book, In the Time of the Butterflies....   [tags: Julia Alvarez, Time of the Butterflies]

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Why the Mirabel Sisters are Butterflies

- Dictator, a word that has haunted people throughout history, it means a leader who rules a country with absolute power, usually by force. Trujillo was a dictator of that kind, he was a role model in front of his people, but a murderer in the shadows. There were those who went against him in order to gain their freedom, among those brave souls were the Mirabel sister who fought for their freedom. These radicalists were known as The Butterflies, which consisted of the Mirabel sisters. The Butterflies went through a metamorphosis just like butterflies; they transformed themselves into symbols of peace through stages in their life....   [tags: In the Time of the Butterflies, Julia Alvarez]

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The Time Of The Butterflies

- The Mirabal Sisters, otherwise known as Las Mariposas, made their mark in history due to their efforts in the revolution against the Trujillo regime in the Dominican Republic. Julia Alvarez, a native Dominican herself, wrote In the Time of the Butterflies due to an account told by Dede Mirabal about the lives and tragic fate of her sisters Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa. Dede’s three sisters were murdered due to their involvement in the revolution; Dede did not join the revolution, and thus survived to help recount their story....   [tags: Dominican Republic, Mirabal sisters]

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The Time Of The Butterflies

- In the Time of the Butterflies, The Year my Parents Went on Vacation, and Cautiva are three powerful stories that take place during the twentieth century in the Dominican Republic, Brazil, and Argentina. The stories all revolve around the political turmoil that was brought on by evil dictatorships, and raises a number of questions as to the moral dilemmas people were faced with. For example, In the Time of the Butterflies three sisters chose to go up against the dictatorship when knowing full well that they were risking their lives....   [tags: Dominican Republic, Rafael Trujillo]

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Time of the Butterflies

- Time of the Butterflies “Life is what you make out of it: one can go through it and let things pass them by, or a person can actually go out and get what he or she wants in that life.” These are common words repeatedly embedded into my head by my father, as maybe the same from one of your parent’s. In the Time of the Butterflies is a book about sisters that fight to take their god-given right of freedom in the Dominican Republic. To win this freedom, the Mirabal sisters had to give up their safety, give up their childhoods, and give up their lives....   [tags: Time]

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Literary Analysis : ' The Time Of The Butterflies '

- Although different, the cultures in In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez and Nectar in a Sieve by Kamala Makandaya share a lot of the same conflicts. Conflicts between the characters and society are what cause the themes. The two books are very different but they share three main themes that are still prevalent in societies today. Feminism, societal classes, and the struggle of power are the themes that fill both books. In any culture women are often confined by expectations of womanhood....   [tags: Social class, Working class, Society, Sociology]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Time Of The Butterflies '

- In The Namesake and In the Time of the Butterflies we see a change in the reality of that time period. The Namesake explores a change in an identity of a character and the path to finding that identity. In In the Time of the Butterflies we explore a change in gender roles, and who is in the most control of the house at that time. Within these stories their authors do a great job changing how we thing reality should go at that time. Starting with The Namesake we can see how finding an identity can be difficult....   [tags: Gender role, Family, Funk, Change]

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The Time Of The Butterflies By Julia Alvarez

- Fear is 99% of the reason why social change never occurs. In In the time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, the Dominican people are oppressed by the dictator at the time, Trujillo, and never do anything about it. Perhaps some are too naive to understand what is going on. Perhaps it is the police state or the regime as a fear factor. Perhaps they support the regime because their lives depend on it. Either way, people lacked the urge to fight the monolithic power of Trujillo. The Mirabal Sisters present an opportunity and a model for others due to their solidarity and fierce nationalistic feelings towards the dictatorship....   [tags: Dominican Republic, Mirabal sisters]

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In The Time of The Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

- Defiance in the name of freedom against the political clutch of a powerful dictator can bring about the consequence of inhumane punishment and loss, however, by preserving and telling the story of a great loss, one honors the memory of sacrifice and can find closure, making the cause worth the fight. The legitimacy of this statement is evidently valid when paired up behind the sacrifice of the three Mirabal sisters in the book by Julia Alvarez: In The Time of The Butterflies. Is any life worth living trapped in fear of harm or even death....   [tags: Freedom, Literary Analysis]

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The Time Of The Butterflies By Julia Alvarez

- “The secret of happiness is freedom, and the secret of freedom is courage.” In America, Americans are blessed to have the right to freedom. Unlike other unfortunate countries, their freedom is limited. In many Latin American countries, the government’s leader has all power of the Country. Citizens have no rights to freedom, they are trapped in a cruel country where innocent people are killed each day. Civilians fear to speak out to the regime of leader; However, there were a few courageous citizens enough to speak out against the government....   [tags: Dominican Republic, Rafael Trujillo]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Time Of The Butterflies '

- For my Writing I class, I was required to choose between two books and write a review about my choice of one of the books. Not much of reader, I was reluctant to read either of the books; it felt like a burden. Having a prior knowledge of one of the texts, I had no desire to read the other novel. I could have easily chosen to read and write about the novel I already knew about, but I’m glad I chose to go beyond my comfort zone to read In the Time of the Butterflies. Believing the novel is more a biography, I had little expectation....   [tags: Rafael Trujillo, Dominican Republic, Hero]

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The Time Of The Butterflies By Julia Alvarez

- Can you imagine a world where women do not have a say and only men are in charge. Well the book “In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez teaches us that women are capable of more than just cleaning and cooking. Also, that women can be braver than many men. The story of four sisters, Minerva, Patria, Maria Teresa, and Dede shows that in a world where men are considered more dominant, women can become great leaders and free an entire country. The theme of women and feminism, including the significance of gender roles in the 1940’s to the 1960’s compared to today’s society has not changed enough where women are treated equally to men because the role of a woman in the 1940’s to 1960’s...   [tags: Gender role, Woman, Marriage, Gender]

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Julia Alvarez's In the Time of the Butterflies

- In the Time of the Butterflies Humans have always prized peace, however it always finds itself in a war. War historically has always been all about men, Women have learned to matters into their hands and be strong enough to stand up for themselves too. Without war, how else can people take reprisals against injustices. Is armed revolution necessary. Is it more imperative to be correct than to be happy. Is it our obligation to defy evil and atrocities therein. The three sisters oppose Trujillo’s regime and have various severe consequences....   [tags: historic and character analysis]

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In The Time Of The Butterflies

- Weekly Assignment 1. It was difficult to find out who was the narrator of In The Time Of The Butterflies was, seeing as how the book kept switching from the viewpoints of each of the Mirabal sisters. Although the Mirabal sisters spoke firsthand of what happened, it seemed as if we were being told how they felt, but not from the directly from the sister. Finally, I thought back to the very beginning of the story and realized that the narrator of the book was the reporter who went to Dede's house, which happens annually on November 25th....   [tags: Analysis Review]

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In the Time of the Butterflies

- “As Americans, we want peace -- we work and sacrifice for peace. But there can be no peace if our security depends on the will and whims of a ruthless and aggressive dictator. I'm not willing to stake one American life on trusting Saddam Hussein.” -George W. Bush. President Bush promised America that he would bring down Saddam Hussein no matter what it took. But why. Why would the president make such an imposing promise. In order to ensure the safety of his people (the Americans) such terrorists must be brought down....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Overview: The Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

- 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 Republic....   [tags: trujillo, dede, minerva, mirabal sisters]

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"In the Time of the Butterflies" - A Story About Love

- In the time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alverez, is a story about love. This story also reviels how the Mirabel sisters get involved in the revolution against Trujillo's politics and how they deal with their family and friends in the meanwhile. It is remarkable and catching story because it explains how these sisters achieve liberty throughout their union during a terrible reign where women have few rights and brave people are massacred because there's no freedom of speech. Throughout the storytelling, the sisters come across obstacles that require their opinions and decisions to be made; decisions that involve choosing the revolution or to protect and care for thier loved one...   [tags: Literature Analysis]

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Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones and Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of Butterflies

- Edwidge Danticat’s The Farming of Bones and Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of Butterflies We have all heard the saying, “it’s a man’s world”. It appears that our world is governed according to a man’s perspective and thoughts as to how the world should be run, and women gracefully bow down to this perspective and internalize those male supremacist notions of patriarchal dominance. Even with this seemingly innate belief that men have, it is still apparent at times that there is another view that is often glossed over and ignored in the pursuit of extreme power and superiority....   [tags: Danticat Bones Alvarez Butterflies Essays]

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Minerva, The Hero of In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

- ... She knew that she could get into a lot of trouble but she didn't care. Minerva stated "She didn't mean any harm" (Alvarez 22). Minerva knew that Sinita would have killed El Jefe if she got the chance but she lied to protect her friend. Minerva said "My hands free, I saved the day, according to IN THE TIME OF BUTTERFLIES. !1 what Sinita said later." (Alvarez 22). Minerva started a chant that grew bigger and bigger ¡viva Trujillo. She is also a hero in many more way then just standing up for Sinita because she always does the right thing....   [tags: right, slap, saved]

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Character Bravery and Courage: In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

- Within the novel, “In the Time of the Butterflies,” Mate, Minerva, Dede, and Patria had to create decisions to overcome obstacles that would transform each of their lives. Throughout the book, all of the sisters changed somehow. They all grew up, matured, and saw things how they never viewed before. While looking at these things at a different perception, they learned to make decisions that were sometimes brave and sometimes cowardly. Each of the Mirabal sisters had to choose whether or not to be fearful and give up, or be courageous and stand her ground, or make sacrifices to show her strength throughout the novel....   [tags: Mate, Minerva, Dede, and Patria]

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The Bravery of Minerva in In The Time of The Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

- ... It was a stupid thing to do on her part, but it took bravery for her to stand up for herself. It's that kind of stupid bravery that wins wars (and gets people killed). "I'll tell you what. We'll toss for the privilege," Trujillo suggested, (75). The apex of Minerva's encounters with Trujillo (at this point in time). If Minerva wins the dice roll, she wins the freedom of her father. If Trujillo wins, he gets.....things. Things that would be very bad for Minerva. Very. But she braved through it, and her heroism doesn't end there....   [tags: heroine, revolutionary, beliefs]

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Sisters Fight for Freedom In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

- ... She then says "It was part of the play. I lied... She didn't mean any harm." (Pg. 22). Minerva is starting to lie, even to Trujillo to cover for her friend who hates Trujillo. She is getting more brave in what she says. Minerva's friends make her more brave and rebellious so she makes more friends like her so she gets more daring and involved in the revolution. Minerva starts to get more involved with the revolution by making friends who think the same way she does. Minerva says "It's just a friendship button......   [tags: revolution, rebellious, heroic]

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What Makes a Heroine in Julia Alvarez's In the Time of the Butterflies

- ... Minerva said, one time, I stopped at the side of the road and stared at their Maribel eyes. "Who is your father?" I asked point blank,( Alvarez 58). Although her mother had told her about the affair, Minerva still investigated for her own knowledge. Even though every heroine has vast amount of courage, fearlessness is what shapes them into a heroine Fearlessness is not about having any fears. It is about knowing your fear but growing through it that makes you fearless. Minerva stated, he yanks me by the wrist, thrusting his pelvis at me in a vulgar way, and I can see my hand in an endless slow motion rise- a mind all its own-and come down on the astonished, made-up face (Alvarez 66-67)....   [tags: minerva, sisters, courage]

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What's a Hero to You in Julia Alverez's In the Time of the Butterflies

- ... She knows he's wrong. She also knows he is not known for having just one woman. "He yanks me by the wrist, thrusting his pelvis at me in a vulgar way, and I can see my hand in an endless slow motion rise- a mind all it's own- and come down on the astonished, made- up face" (67). Minerva slaps Trujillo in the face. The more physical he got with her, the more uncomfortable she started to feel. ""Even," I say, looking him in the eye, "for now"" (76). As Minerva and Trujillo are rolling die, she shows she's not intimidated by him....   [tags: sisters, courage, responsible]

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

- ... 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....   [tags: heroine, hero, minerva]

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Analysis of Julia Alvarez's Book, In the Time of the Butterflies

- In the book "In the Time of the Butterflies" four sisters fight to take their given right of freedom in the Dominican Republic. In order to achieve this freedom the Mirabel sisters had to give up their childhoods, their safety, and even their very own lives. The author of the book, Julia Alvarez, took the readers through the sisters journies of fighting against Trujillo, and the many horrible times they endoured while under his political control. Some sisters had to be leaders while other sisters had to be followers....   [tags: literary analysis]

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The Heroism of Minerva from In the Time of Butterflies

- ... She is also the one that her father asked to do his business work. """"""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""""" "I need you to deliver some money to a client in San Francisco"(Enrique pg 68). Enrique trusts his daughter enough with his business because he knows that Minerva is trustworthy.  Being a hero doesn't mean you are perfect in every way every hero is just as ordinary as anyone else on this planet. Minerva doesn't show the characteristics of a hero all the time, it is always within her, but she is just like anyone else....   [tags: determination, courage, beliefs]

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Qualities of Heros in In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

- ... Minerva, even as a young child always showed an interest in events that will impact her life in the future. "My hands free, I saved the day according to what Sinita said later " p. 22 This statement is during a performance when Minerva shows that she knows when it is time to do the right thing. Minerva saved lives this day and was responsible to do on this occasion. She shows her maturity in this situation. "I started crying, but I pinched my arm to stop. I had to be brave for Sinita." Minerva shows she can hold in things for other people....   [tags: responsible, degree, maturity]

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The House on Mango Street, by Sandra Cisneros and In the Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez

- Every nation has its cultures, and every culture has its people. Like a clay figure, the people of a culture are inevitably shaped by what makes that culture unique and where it will lead them in a world composed of many different ones. The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros and In The Time Of The Butterflies by Julia Alvarez present two contrasting cultures, one that is depicted through a poor Latino neighborhood in Chicago, and the other on a viciously dictated Spanish island. The roles of men and women along with the importance of an organized church bring with it the image of the residing living condition of the culture, and whether its for the better or worse, the people existing...   [tags: Contrasting Cultures, Clay Figures]

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Who Do You Consider a Hero in In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

- ... What's more important, romance or revolution. But a little voice kept saying, both, both, I want both. Back and forth my mind went, wearing a yes by night and unraveling it by day to no", Minerva stated Pg 58. In this quote you see that Minerva is conflicted about her feelings, in other words, passionate."Still, when left, I was hurt that he hadn't even said goodbye", Minerva stated pg 58. As you can see in this quote Minerva indeed has a softer side under her tough shell. "What did I want ....   [tags: perspective, passionate, wonderlust]

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In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez Shows the Lives of Sister

- ... Palomino, though she didn't know who he was at the time, asked "Wasn't this the home of Manolo Tavarez?" (93). She does not know him, but she instantly knows she feels something for him. They continue talking every time he appears with another package for Manolo, and she knows she is in love with him. After some time, they get married on February 14th of 1958, and she knows she has found the one she wants to be with forever. As this is a day, Alvarez cites "The day of Lovers, February 14" (97)....   [tags: underground, mate, courage]

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The Real Heroine in the book, In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

- ... I'll let you toss for the privilege. You win, you get your wish. I win, I get mine" (115) Minerva not only stands up to Trujillo by telling him she wants to be a lawyer, but she takes a huge risk just to get what she wants and deserves. Minerva meets a young man named Lio who her parents disapprove of and he is also running from the government, why would Minerva take the risk of being with Lio when she has to go against the government and the people she loves. Minerva has started to act very sneaky around the house and she is starting to fall in love with Lio....   [tags: revolution, love Minerva]

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Sisters Take a Risk In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

- ... Maté noted, "This new friend of Minerva's, Hilda, is really rude." (31). Hilda was hiding at the school because she had been to secret meetings against Trujillo's regime. Minerva had joined Hilda at these meetings and helped hide her from the authorities in her time of need. Even the men in Minerva's life had a hand in adding to her heroic qualities. Minerva wistfully said, "My life would have been nobler if I had followed Lío." (59). Lío was a man that Minerva was close to. He was openly against Trujillo and eventually had to flee the country....   [tags: heroines, mirabals, rebellious ]

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Heroic Sisters in In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

- ... It was nailed shut, but the nails had some give on one side where I could work the lid loose a little. I held the light up close and peered in. I almost dropped that lamp when I realized what I was looking at-enough guns to start a revolution!" - Maria Teresa, page 93. She is trusted enough to keep the guns hidden. She is smart and trustworthy, she sought an education and knows the laws. Minerva went to law school even though everyone is telling her not to. "For years Minerva has been agitating to go to law school....   [tags: Minerva, indian, rebellion]

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An Analysis of Laufer's The Dangerous World of Butterflies

- He Has written 16 books ranging from The war on Terror to Butterflies. The Recipient of many awards, He first won a shared Armstrong-du Pont in the early 70’s for his work at KSAN about the shootout at San Quentin He also received awards for his work with Americans imprisoned overseas. He was an NBC correspondent who has visted dozens of countries covering stories of every magnitude. Why did he write about butterflies. He was Tired of always writing about negativity in the news and its focus on always showing the worse in thing and also being “war weary” at a book signing he was asked what his next book would be about and he jokingly said that it would be about flowers and butterflies....   [tags: The Dangerous World of Butterflies]

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The Times Of The Butterflies

- Authors, whom are interesting, ideological brainiacs, are often surrounded by piles and piles of paper. They are often caught up in a trance, writing details until their hands are completely sore and waiting for their thoughts to communicate with their pencils. Mostly, authors incorporate their lives into their books to have a background to focus on, to have a first hand-experience of the events of their novels or to simply create a character similar to their personalities. Each member of the literary circle provided ideas on Coelho’s and Alvarez’s life influences in How The Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents, The Pilgrimage and In the Time of the Butterflies....   [tags: Rafael Trujillo, Dominican Republic, Novel]

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The Times Of The Butterflies By Julia Alvarez

- The novel In The Times of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez, consists of a frame narrative told by the only Mirabal sister to survive the reign of Trujillo, Dede Mirabal. This story takes place in the Dominican Republic all the way back in 1938, leading up to the “present” time in 1994. At this time in the Dominican Republic, the country is being ruled by a man named Trujillo, and he is making their homeland an unsafe and horrible place. The Mirabal sisters’ participation in the political movement against Trujillo led to their murder on November 25, 1960....   [tags: Dominican Republic, Rafael Trujillo]

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Desert Dwelling Species: Yucca Plants and Their Moths

- 40 Million Years of Friendship between the Yucca Plants and Their Moths Yucca plants (genus Yucca) and yucca moths (family Proxidae) are the classic example of desert dwelling species that rely on obligate mutualism to sustain each other. Using the mitochondrial DNA to do a phylogenetic reconstruction of the evolutionary history, they have been able to show that this unique relationship has been developing for an estimated 40 million years. This has led to a very complex relationship between the many species of Yuccasella and Proxidae....   [tags: butterflies, pollinators]

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Evolution of Homeotic Gene Regulation and Function in Flies and Butterflies

- Robert Warren, Lisa Nagy, Jane Selegue, Julie Gates, and Sean Carroll produced this experiment that wanted to examine homeotic gene expression in butterflies. The hypothesis they tested was do homeotic genes have driven morphological change or do the homeotic genes provide a pre-existing plan where insects segment diversity evolved. The genes Antp, Scr, Abd-A, and Ubx were isolated from a cDNA library and were used to explore differences in limb and wing numbers between flies and butterflies. Where Ubx and Abd-A are expressed, the limb and wing numbers arose....   [tags: lepidoptera, entomology]

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Family is Always There in Jen Calonita's Trilogy, Belles

- For my Second Quarter book report I chose a series by Jen Calonita. Belles is a trilogy about a southern girl named Isabelle Scott. Her mother died when she was only six years old and because no other family members were known about at the time she lived with her grandmother in Harborside. Ten summers later, her grandmother’s health began to fail. To get away from the stress of her home life Izzie would go to the beach with her friend Kylie Brooks where she meets a cute surfer named Brayden Townsend....   [tags: izzie, butterflies club, lover]

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Bradbury´s Something Wicked This Way Comes

- Butterflies are famous because of the natural beauty they posses. Also, a lot of people wait for their journey being from an ugly caterpillar, into their resting stage inside a cocoon, into their transformation to butterfly. Their transformation is part of their natural cycle of life but sometimes influenced by their environment. In Ray Bradbury’s fiction novel “Something Wicked This Way Comes,” Bradbury presents a dynamic character dubbed as a man troubled by age, finding his way out of his weakness experience a metamorphosis from an old biter janitor into a brave and loving father....   [tags: transformation, Ray Bradbury, butterflies]

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My First Time At The Airport Terminal

- As I walked through the frigid corridor that connected the Boeing 747 to the airport terminal, I could not contain my excitement. The butterflies in my stomach were flapping uncontrollably. It was my first time out of the country, my first time traveling alone and my first time in Costa Rica. Shortly thereafter, I found myself in the back decently sized customs line. As the line began to thin out, I approached the customs agent. The agent belted out three lighting fast phrases in Spanish and I instantly found myself in a state of confusion and disorientation....   [tags: Communication, Emotion, Nonverbal communication]

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My First Time - Original Writing

- I 'm probably going to sound like a sucker for love or corny, but I have always been able to see my self with you. Now that I have you, I 've never been so satisfied with the person I have by my side, right now I have you, and I swear Ive never felt so confident in someone. Almost like could shout it from the roof tops with no shame. Like I 'm so lucky to have you. You make me so happy, and I never knew how unhappy I was until you came around and you give me something to look forward to every day (whether its a 30 minute phone call or a 30 minute visit)....   [tags: 2007 singles, Debut albums, 2008 singles]

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Time Machine by H.G. Wells

- Time Machine by H.G. Wells Works Cited Missing In 1895, Victorian Britain was very much Great Britain- 'the workshop of the world.' Since the Industrial Revolution technological advancement had changed the face of the country (shape, structure and appearance). Heavy industry demanded fossil fuels and therefore there was a heavy demand for mine workers....   [tags: Papers]

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- The realm of fantasy does not only exist in stories, myths, or legends but also finds its places in the film industry. Film just like stories can capture an audience. By the use of metaphors, film gives us a visual experience that not only expands our horizons but also creates dimension. In Terry Gillian’s 1981 film, Time Bandits, we see the metaphorical value of his film as they share with their audience the themes of biblical good verses evil along with a secondary theme of man and nature verses technology....   [tags: God, Good and evil, 1981 in film, Evil]

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The First Time I Found Love

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My First Time Home

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The Day Had Finally Come

- The day had finally come. All of the hard work—some laziness, if I’m truly being honest, was finally going to be paid off. Tonight, I am officially going to become a high school graduate. The hands of the clock stood horizontally, for the countdown to commencement ticked away. I shuffle my feet to my bed where a black dress with cream-traced embroidery is already set out. I throw it over my head and poke my arms through the holes. Twirling in the mirror to make sure it looks just right, I gather my pile of differentiated tubes of makeup and scatter them onto the floor....   [tags: High school, Graduation, Twelfth grade, Time]

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Simon Wiesenthal 's Life During The Time Period Of The Holocaust

- During the time period of the Holocaust, Simon Wiesenthal is put into a concentration camp for being Jewish. He is taken to a hospital to clean up trash. While they are going through the town to get to the hospital he makes eye contact with a cemetery for Nazi soldiers. Every grave stone in the graveyard had a sunflower upon it. In the book it said "Suddenly I envied the dead soldiers. Each had a sunflower to connect him with the living world, and butterflies to visit his grave. For me there would be no sunflower....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Jews, Ashkenazi Jews]

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My Life Events Of The Past, Present, And Future

- My Life Events, of the Past, Present, and Future Resheda Gray Brown Mackie College My Life Events, of the Past, Present, and Future Introduction: Sometimes, life creates unforgettable memories that you cherish, like our past, present and future. Being a single parent in the past, I cannot change it, but I can embrace the experience it has taught me. Meeting Mr. Right has taught me the true defection of love, and to respect my past experiences. I will truly honor my future and my precious time with my husband and our eternity of life moments....   [tags: Time, Future, Present, Marriage]

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How Can Humans Reverse Damage to Mission Blue Butterflies?

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I Have Been With My Boyfriend Kasey

- I have been with my boyfriend Kasey for over five years, minus a little blip. As some of you may know we have recently moved in together, about six months ago, which has been the most amazing experience and at times a little difficult. A lot of couples who have been together for a long period of time reach that point of passing the honeymoon stage, and find themselves in a rut. You can get extremely comfortable in your routines, maybe even a little too comfortable. After about five months after moving in together, I had a realization that hit me like a canon ball....   [tags: Time, English-language films, Figure It Out]

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The Life Cycle of a Butterfly

- The Life Cycle of a Butterfly The life cycle of a butterfly is perhaps one of the most beautiful and astounding processes in nature. The four stages a butterfly goes through to become the beautiful flying insects are just as interesting as the vibrant colors and patterns on the wings of the various species of butterflies. The four stages are as follows: the egg, the caterpillar, the pupa, and the emergence of the butterfly. Each stage is vital to the development of the adult butterfly. Perhaps the most interesting piece of the complicated puzzle that is the butterfly life cycle is the process of metamorphosis that happens in stage three....   [tags: Insect, Caterpillar, Butteflies]

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Imagine a World without Time

- Imagine a world in which there is no time. When does the man go to sleep. When does the man wake up. When does the man go to work. The man lives a life free from the constraints of society’s “tik-tok”. The man has no age. Because there is no time, he relies on his basic human instincts. He sleeps when he is tired and his eyelids turn into anvils, he is awoken by the light entering through his window, the broken pattern caused by a misallined blind, and he goes to work when he has finished his morning routine consisting of a two-mile run and a breakfast of two eggs scrambled on a piece of whole-wheat toast....   [tags: time,]

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Creation of The Butterflies

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The Dependence Of The Presence On The Past

- The Dependence of the Presence on the Past Krik. Krak presents its audience with a profound understanding of Haiti. Edwidge Danticat’s narrative encompasses the strength of Haiti’s women, by demonstrating their suffering and courage. In “Children of the Sea and “1937”, the women developed a strong bond among themselves, through storytelling. The narratives create a past and present relationship, which exemplifies the hardships of women. In both stories, the women continue to love through their circumstances, for example, “Children of the Sea” showed the female narrator determined to believe that her lover was still alive by trying to avoid black butterflies, having already experienced the l...   [tags: Narrative, Narrator, Present, Time]

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The Time Of Time Travel

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The World Of Time For The Second Time

- i. It was a rainy afternoon in Seattle when he left her at the Crossroads of Time for the second time. Veda didn’t start to worry until she counted to three million, seven hundred and eighty-four. Then she lost count, again. She began to wonder if Layke was coming back for her. They had another fight, about the unwashed dishes or the unorganized closet or the tall blonde she’d kissed on Saturday night at the Days Inn or any number of little annoyances that seemed to continue to pile up. But she knew that in a long-term relationship with a Time Traveler, things became challenging on occasion....   [tags: Time, Future, Present, Past]

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Daylight Saving Time : The Daylight Of Time

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`` The Time Machine ``

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The Keeping of Time

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Modern Society : A Time Capsule

- A time capsule is an object that people put representations of how life was during that particular time period and is left for the discovery for the people in the future. It can be anything from a vault that is sealed underground to anything as little as small shoe box in an attic. A time capsule could hold anything inside as well. Something as simple as a newspaper could be inside of a time capsule. SInce modern society is continuously evolving, certain things should be put in a time capsule for future generations to look back and see how much has changed and whether or not it is a good change....   [tags: Future, Time, Time, Periodization]

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Analysis Of The Book ' The Butterflies '

- The warm summer evening. The butterflies in the stomach. The determination and desire to win. This is a moment that many young men experience - Little League Baseball. But, unfortunately, schools lacking funding are looking to cut costs by getting rid of youth sports. That is when Dick’s Sporting Goods, a company with resources to bring attention to this problem, steps up to bat. Their message is effective through the emotional and ethical tie it creates in the audience through the story of a young man who overcomes tragedy through succeeding on the baseball diamond....   [tags: Baseball, Major League Baseball, Coach]

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The Importance Of Time Management For Managing Time

- With only 24 hours in a complete day, time is scarce. If the average person receives eight hours of sleep each night that leaves them with only sixteen hours productivity, and leaving only 50,400 seconds before it is time to restart the 24 hour process again. The average person tends to spend up to 90 minutes on their mobile device a day. On paper, an estimated 15 hours seems like fairly enough time to get anything accomplished but in actuality if one procrastinated for the duration of the time then it was not used productively....   [tags: Management, Goal, Time management, Priority]

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The time machine

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The Intrinsic Importance Of Time

- People check the time throughout the day, every day, making time essential to lives. The intrinsic importance of time is twofold: biologically people have an internal clock to regulate the most basic behaviors like breathing, sleeping, and blinking, and socially, time regulates daily lives like communication, farming, and business keeping. In fact, Eviatar Zerubavel, a professor of sociology at Rutgers University, argues that standard time is one of the “most essential” elements of the “social world”; social life is made possible with the ability to relate time (Zerubavel 2)....   [tags: Daylight saving time, Time zone, Standard time]

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- Insects are the largest group of living things on Earth and one good example of insects is butterfly. It has been accustomed among the public and science due to their striking colors and elegant flight (Perveen & Fazal, 2013). Butterflies are defined as flying insects with large wings that are usually colourful and attractive. It is known as the most effective pollinators of flowers besides moths and bees (Perveen & Fazal, 2013). Flower is the main food source for butterflies (Abang, 2006). Quinn and Klym (2009) stated that railway and power line right-of-ways, deserted fields and along dirt roads are among the many habitats of butterflies....   [tags: insects, nymphalidae, lycaenidae]

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Is Procrastination A Problem Of Time Management?

- “Human beings have always been pain-avoiding creatures.” We naturally wish to avoid the things we don 't like or bring us pain, all while pursuing the things that bring us pleasure and happiness. This diversion to pain sometimes takes the form of procrastination. However, as we procrastinate, by avoiding the things we oftentimes end up bringing more pain upon ourselves. By letting those unfinished tasks pile up the person will often feel a lower sense of self-worth in their own eyes, and get burdened with feelings of guilt and remorse....   [tags: Procrastination, Time management, African time]

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The Time Machine By Herbert Wells

- “The Time Machine” is called the most known fantastic novel of the 20th century. “The Time Machine” was written in 1985s, the author is Herbert Wells (1986-1946). In his philosophical and utopian works, the fantastic plot is mainly designed to expand socially satirical intent. Why does the author send his character in the future. Even more he wasn 't interested in the technology progress; he was interested in all of mankind in thousands years ahead. This particular novel covers important issues such as evaluation and degradation, progress and regress of the human species....   [tags: Future, Time, Time travel, Present]

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The Advantages of Time Management

- When you wisely manage your time, it will help make certain that you will be able to do both the things you have to and the things you want to do. I. Advantages of Time Management - in order to be successful they must balance their time wisely among many commitments such as classes, study time family, friends, and possibly employment a. gain time b. motivates and initiates c. promotes review d. eliminates cramming e. reduces anxiety II. Disadvantages a. Distractions come in all shapes and sizes....   [tags: Time Management,]

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The Logical Contradictions Time Travel

- In this essay, I will discuss the possible logical contradictions time travel can create were it possible in every other sense. I will also discuss possible solutions to these contradictions in an attempt to retain that time travel is logically possible. First, we must determine what is meant by time and time travel. Time travelling, defined by David Lewis is as follows “Any traveler departs and arrives at his destination; the time elapsed from departure to arrival is the duration of the journey....   [tags: Time travel, Time, Paradox, Travel]

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The Invention Of Time Travel

- Time Travel has always struck close to the imagination of the minds. From H.G. Wells ' "The Time Machine" to blockbuster films like "Back to the Future" - for years, time travel was the stuff of science fiction and crazy-eyed mad men but as physicists approach the subject of time travel with new advances in scientific theories and equipment, the possibility of time travel has become a more legitimate field for scientific endeavours. This paper will argue the possibility of time travel and the positive effects that this discovery will bring forth to modern day society: technological advancements....   [tags: Time travel, Time, General relativity]

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The New Standard Time

- The New Standard Time Changing the time of the clocks twice a year has become an antiquated chore that requires millions of people to set their clocks forward one hour in the spring and back one hour in the fall. Though there may be slight adjustments that are made from time to time, Standard Time is practiced 1/3 of the year from early November until mid-March, and Daylight Saving Time is practiced 2/3 of the year from mid-March until early November. When Daylight Saving Time starts in March, it creates long evening hours for the summer time, which creates more daylight for outdoor activities that people like to enjoy....   [tags: Daylight saving time, Time zone, Standard time]

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In Our Time Reader Response

- In Our Time Reader Response "In the early morning on the lake sitting in the stern of the boat with his father rowing, he felt quite sure that he would never die" (19). The first four readings of In Our Time seem to be primarily focused on the life/death relationship that life presents. After reading the first story, I have to be perfectly honest in saying that I do not believe that I understood all of the underlining themes, but did start to focus more intently when the story describes the women on the pier with the dead babies....   [tags: time]

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The Time Machine, By Herbert George

- Herbert George (H.G.) Wells’ 1895 scientific romance novella, The Time Machine, is considered to be one of the forerunners of the science fiction genre. Whilst the story was not the first to explore the concept of time travel, it is quite significant for its pseudoscientific account of how time travel could perhaps occur, this interpretation has shown to be quite influential to numerous productions in both media and literature. Wells explores a number of themes throughout this novella, however there are three prominent ones, the relativity of time, social Darwinism and evolution, and capitalism....   [tags: Time travel, H. G. Wells, The Time Machine]

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