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by: Ayushi C, Lisha J Overview: Patria Maria Teresa Minerva "She felt a tickling sensation to just let go. To let the craziness overtake her... But who would take care of the boys? and Mama?... Dede could not run away. Courage! It was the first time she had used that word to herself and understood exactly what it meant" (p. 198) Definition: "Minerva acted unconcerned about her safety. She could not desert the cause...and she would not stay holed up in Ojo de Agua and let the SIM kill her spirit"(p.199). Dede Courage How it's Used in the Book: Virgilio Sinita Questions "Courage is not the absence of fear but rather the judgement that something else is more important than fear. The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." fear = gov/Trujillo courage = The 14th of July Movement motive = freedom 2) "The brave may not live forever but the cautious do not live at all." How does this quote relate to past books that you have read? Is the living mentioned in the quote meant to be literal, metaphorical or both? Analysis: Analysis: At first, Dede wanted to just let go and give up on life, but then she notices how much her family needs her support. She realizes the fact that if she abandons her family, that they will get destroyed by the SIM. Analysis "I unwound that ribbon just enough so the first note with statement Minerva and Sina had drafted slipped out. It was signed The Fourteen of June Movement so it can't be traced to any one cell. And what are they going to do, shoot all the prison guards?" "Minerva won't have it. She says this country hasn't voted for anything in twenty-six years and it's only these silly little elections that keep the faint memory of a democracy going. "You can't let you constituency down, Queen Mate!"(p.136). "I want to go to the university... I've always wanted to study law"(p.98). Maria Teresa shows courage by helping her

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