As a past resident of the Dominican Republic during Trujillo’s regime, Julia Alvarez understands these differing types of courage, and this knowledge permeates through the pages of her book, In the Time of the Butterflies....
[tags: Julia Alvarez, Time of the Butterflies] - Dictator, a word that has haunted people throughout history, it means a leader who rules a country with absolute power, usually by force.
This captivating story is so easy to relate to, as it’s written by a woman, about women, for women.
What comes across clearly throughout the story is the Mirabal sisters’ passion for the revolution and how it overwhelmed their lives and the lives of anyone that was involved, or came into contact, with them....
Trujillo was a dictator of that kind, he was a role model in front of his people, but a murderer in the shadows.
There were those who went against him in order to gain their freedom, among those brave souls were the Mirabel sister who fought for their freedom.
Women may be cherished like national treasures, but they are not expected to fulfill their truest potentials as human beings.
Like most things in the world, they have their place....
The novel is divided into four parts; there are three main parts and an epilogue.
The first two parts are, with the exception of the sisters' father's death, all about the joyful childhood the sisters had, which ironically makes the story all the more sad.