Like Water for Chocolate

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Like Water for Chocolate Like Water for Chocolate written by Laura Esquivel is about a hopeless girl named Tita that has fallen in deep love with a guy named Pedro, but it is a tradition for the youngest daughter to have to care for their mother until she dies. Mama Elena, mother of Tita forbid her of marring but Tita thinks that it is wrong, and she plans on breaking that tradition. When Rosaura, sister of Tita decides to marry Pedro because her sister can’t and it breaks Titas heart and she is forced to move on. When Rosaura is pregnant she gets sick and Mama Elena calls in Doctor John Brown which then plays a huge roll in Titas life. Doctor John Brown would definitely make a better husband for Tita for the following reasons he is not attached as Pedro, he is understanding and companionate about Tita feels and most importantly he gives her space. In the passage “Thinking About Love” written by Kanil Gibran the author is trying to convey to the reader that giving love is okay but don’t get attached and to be a strong independent person, this ties back to the story because it shows hot Tita loves John but she can’t let him keep her love for the reason that Mama Elena wont let her marry. John is not an attached person he can not see her everyday and still be okay unlike Pedro where all he wants to do is be with her. When Tita wanted to get away from the ranch she went to go live at John’s house for a while and even though she was there at his house he did not take advantage of her instead he helped her take her first step toward freedom. Another reason to why john is a better suited husband for tita is because he is understanding and compassionate man. As states in the poem “Give your hearts, but not into each other’s keeping.” This is saying to love one another but to do not allow them to keep the love, make it temporary. This reflects back to the story

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