'Like Water For Chocolate' Book Review by Master Researcher

'Like Water For Chocolate'
This paper provides a character trait analysis of Tita in the novel 'Like Water For Chocolate' by Laura Esquivel and looks at the concept of family tradition.
# 84021 | 900 words | 1 source | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Sociology (General) , Literature (General)

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In this paper, Tita is the main character analyzed in the novel 'Like Water for Chocolate' by Laura Esquivel. The idea of family tradition has been dissolved due to the liberating actions that Tita takes to break her familial obligation to Mama Elena. In this regard, Tita is finally able to love Pedro, but does not get complete fulfillment in being married or having children. In this manner, Tita presents character traits of courage, independence and the ability to restructure her life in disregard for familial tradition.

From the Paper:

"This literary study examines the main character Tita within the novel 'Like Water for Chocolate' by Laura Esquivel. By analyzing the character traits of Tita, one can realize the liberation from family tradition that this character represents in Esquivel's tale. In presenting a brief biography of Esquivel's life there can be a comparison of Mexican familial values that are reconstructed within this turn of the century story. In essence, Tita's character traits present independence, courage, and the ability to reconstruct familial traditions that allow her to love Pedro against Mama Elena's wishes. Laura Esquivel was born in Mexico City in 1951. Her family was prominent within this urban environment, allowing Esquivel to be educated at university when she came of age."

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