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    The Mirabal Sisters

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    The Mirabal Sisters The Mirabal sisters from the Dominican Republic, known as the butterflies, fought against the regime of the cruel dictator Rafael Trujillo. They were murdered on November 25, 1960, for their activism and work in the anti-Trujillo movement known as the Fourteenth of June. Their sacrifice is still recognized today, 57 years later, and has had a lasting impact on human rights activism throughout the world. Their brutal assassination led to a regime change and eventual assassination

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    Four Mirabal Sisters

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    The four Mirabal sisters were civil rights activists in the Dominican Republic. Three of them were assassinated on orders from dictator Rafael Trujillo, and they quickly became heroes in the fight against his strict and oppressive regime. The Mirabal sisters, Minerva, Maria, Patria and Dedé, all lived in the Dominican Republic in the 1950s, during the Rafael Trujillo dictatorship. The oldest Mirabal sister was Patria Mercedes Mirabal Reyes.​ Patria loved painting and art and at the age of fourteen

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    The Mirabal sisters were Dominican political dissidents who opposed to the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo. These three sisters were assassinated on November, 25, 1960. Originally there are four sisters, but only three were really involved. The three involved were known as Minerva, Maria, and Patria. Belgica Adela Mirabal Reyes is the fourth sister. The Mirabals were farmers in the Dominican Republic. The mother's name is Mercedes Reyes Camilo and the father's name is Enrique Mirabal Fernandez. The

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    Butterfly does not start out as the colorful flying creature. They begin as a chrysalis contained in a cocoon and then undergo a transformation into something that we consider beautiful and Intelligent. So are the Mirabal sisters really butterflies? Maria Teresa/Mate, the youngest sister, was a little girl at the moment who held the characteristics of a “martyr” because she seemed to recognize the more realistic things going on in other aspects of her life growing up. She was both an average girl

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    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

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    This book by Julia Alvarez takes place in the Dominican Republic during the time of Trujillo, the dictator of the country. The readers are introduced to a family of four sisters and their parents and are able to read about their experiences throughout their lives and how their oppressive government affected them. The four sisters names are Patria, Dede, Minerva, and Maria Teresa. As the reader progresses into the book, these names start to form characters and personalities that, quite frankly, are

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    Butterflies three sisters chose to go up against the dictatorship when knowing full well that they were risking their lives. In The Year my Parents Went on Vacation, Shlomo was faced with the decision of keeping the young boy Mauro, and risked his life in an attempt to track down Mauro’s parents. With Cautiva, the judge is faced with

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    Minerva Mirabal was a bratty know-it-all that was hellbent on changing the world in some way or another. She was naive and impulsive, but she meant well. But was she the shining light in a dark time that so many people see her to be? According to In The Time of The Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, yes. She was a heroine in a small, yet meaningful, way. She had the bravery to go toe-to-toe with Trujillo, was quite willing to break the law, and wanted nothing more than to get involved with and involve

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    Rafael Trujillo’s rule over the Dominican Republic is considered one of the bloodiest era’s in history. Responsible for the deaths of over 30,000 people, Trujillo became infamous for his tyrannical reign. The four Mirabal sisters, Patria, Dedé, Minerva, and Maria Teresa, along with friends and family, were activists in the revolution to overthrow Trujillo. Affected by his harsh dictatorship, changes in Maria Teresa’s character are evident in Julia Alvarez’s In the Time of the Butterflies. Although

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    Courage is Courage No Matter How Small

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    Courage is Courage, No Matter How Small The Mirabal family, heroes of the Dominican Republic, revolutionized the Dominican dictator by overthrowing him. Minerva, María Teresa, Patria, and Dedé Mirabal were the leaders each putting their life at risk to fight for what they believe in. The four sisters worked together in order to make a difference, all putting a bountiful amount of courage, some more than others, so that they can put an end to the dreaded dictator’s reign, with the help of Julia

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