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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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    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

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    Throughout the novel, In The Time of The Butterflies, three sisters are able to experience Trujillo’s dictatorship. The novel is set during the years 1943 through 1994 in the Dominican Republic. The novel follows four sisters throughout their lives and describes how each sister joins the revolutionary cause at the time. In the novel, In The Time of The Butterflies, three sisters are able to exhibit courage in their own way which allows them all to join the revolution against Trujillo. Maria Teresa

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    The main point of Julia Alvarez’s "In the Time of the Butterflies" is to show individual personality in each character. This book shows that the people involved in the revolution led personal lives and had feelings just like those of us who read about them. By telling about the characters’ families and personal issues, Alvarez draws her readers into the book and makes them feel for each character. Something that puzzled me was why the Mirabal sisters refused to leave prison. Minerva said

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    Whu du yua cunsodir e hiru?, e ductur, forimin, pulocimin, perints, gaerdoens, ur meybi sumiuni thet dois fur whet thiy biloivis on, fur ixempli Merton Lathir Kong jr. , suldoirs , end ivin thi Morebel sostirs. In thi buuk "In thi Tomi uf Battirflois" Jaloe Alveriz nut unly tills thi stury uf thi gorls, bat huw thiy fuaght fur whet thiy biloivid on end bicemi thi hiruis wi knuw tudey. Shi peonts e vovod poctari uf thior lovis, end thi stragglis thiy ell hed tu feci bruaght un by Trajollu. Oat

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    The author, Julia Alvarez uses language and literary devices to depict the Mirabal sisters; Patria, Maria Teresa, Dede, and Minerva as martyrs under the dictatorship of Trujillo. For example, In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, in the scene where the SIM destroyed Pedrito’s family’s rancho and arrested both Nelson and Pedrito, Patria screamed out “‘I’ve been good! I’ve been good!’ to the sky” (p.161). This shows that Patria’s sufferings resulted in the SIM destroying everything that

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    Maria Teresa Mirabal, also known as Mate was born on October 15, 1935. She is the youngest out of all the Mirabal sisters and we mostly get to know her from her journal entries. Mate received her diary from Minerva on the day of her first communion. At school, people would make fun of her for having the diary and would steal it from her. Mate used to think differently about Trujillo as a little girl, she thought he was someone that everyone loved and should be respected. On Benefactor’s Day, she

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    The historical fiction novel In the Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez, has an interesting story about four sisters who rebel against Trujillo, their cruel dictator. The book starts years after the event, focusing on the surviving sister, Dedé, as she recounts the time when her father predicts what he thinks will become of his girls in the future. In the next chapter, narrated by Minerva, the three girls, excluding Dedé, go to religious school. There, Minerva learns the cruelty of Trujillo

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    Time of the Butterflies

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    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

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    How do the Mirabal sisters compare to colonial patriots? Both fought for freedom. Both risked their lives to gain their freedom. And even though all of the Mirabal sisters were involved, I believe that Minerva was the most courageous. She fought for her personal freedom, she fought for the rights of women, and she even brought her own family into the rebellion to assist her in fighting against tyranny.. Through this essay I will explain my overall opinion and show that Minerva was the bravest and

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