"In The time of The Butterflies"
Examines this novel by Julia Alvarez about life in the Dominican Republic in the 1960s.
# 67063 | 1,800 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2006 |
Published on Jun 27, 2006 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , History (Latin America) , Literature (Spanish) , Latin-American Studies (Post-Modern (1960 on))
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The novel "In the Time of the Butterflies" is a fictionalized biography of the lives and fate of a family of sisters who were killed in 1960 during the political turmoil in their native Dominican Republic. The paper shows how the author, Julia Alvarez, a Dominican by repatriation, celebrates the lives and murders of the Mirabal sisters, who are referred to as the Mariposas or butterflies, recreating historical events while recounting some of her own experiences in that time and place.
From the Paper:"Around the time that their second daughter was born, the Dominican Dictator, Rafael Trujillo, pretended to reform his government. He invited dissenters back to participate in the political process and promised that he himself would not run in the next election. The couple returned with their two daughters. Consequently, Julia Alvarez spent ten years of her childhood in the Dominican Republic under the repressive regime."
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