Furthermore, the Mirabal sisters’ action were seen as a threat to Trujillo dictatorship and this can be seen when Minerva took action against Trujillo at the San Cristobal Celebration by not permitting Trujillo to seduce her in front of all the people currently attending the ceremony. In The Time of the Butterflies, chapter six briefly explain why Minerva action against Trujillo led to the sister death. Minerva slapping Trujillo in the face was a sign of bravery that she was not going to let Trujillo dilated her action like he did to a bunch of other women. It was clearly shown that Trujillo wasn’t going to let this slide by, instead build various events to make her suffer, making her commit to this actions whi...
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Heroes and courageous characters are individuals that never fail when needed to the rescue. A literary hero is one with courage, one who is healthy, one who never fails and only knows how to succeed. Therefore Minerva, as I have pointed out, is weaker than she thinks and is not the courageous character that everyone would like to believe. This is as important to the book as it is to real life because it is a flaw that nobody seems to realize or recognize. Maybe Alvarez did not think Minerva is the strongest character, and that readers just want to believe she is because a couple of courageous acts that she performs. As in real life, people that always keep their emotions to themselves and hide their fears inside are thought of and perceived as brave. But who says that this is what courage is?
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