Mirabal Sisters Characters Description

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Mamá: Mother to the Mirabal girls, and married to Papa. She takes care of the girls and is always worried about them. Papá: Father to the Mirabal girls, and married to Mama. He heads the family store. In his desperation for a son, he had an affair which produced four other daughters, he had a kind heart. Real name Don Enrique. Pedrito González: A farmer. He married Patria Mirabal when she was 22, on February 24, 1947. He and his wife eventually join the revolution, along with their son, Nelson. He is later imprisoned, along with his brothers-in-law, Leandro and Manolo, for participating in the revolution. He and Patria have three children: Nelson, Noris, and Raulito. Fela: A worker for the Mirabal family who claims to be a fortune teller. After the girls die, she claims to be possessed by them. Minou goes to Fela for a time to "talk" to her mother after her death. Minou: One of Minerva's children, Minou was born around 1956. Like her mother, she is strong-willed and independent. Don Manuel: Trujillo's right-hand man. Manuel is very "tall and dapper" (page 110). He is a corrupt politician, like many of Trujillo's cronies. Manuel does many of Trujillo's odd jobs, such as delivering messages and threats for him. Trujillo: Rafael Leonidas Trujillo, also known as "El Jefe" ("the Chief"), the main antagonist of the novel. He is the self-appointed dictator of the Dominican Republic. A harsh ruler, he demands complete obedience of everyone and commits many cruel and unjust acts against his people, such as imprisonment without trial, confiscating land and possessions, and torture. Though married, he has many affairs with young girls who he keeps in houses around the country. He is also identified as a rapist. As his regime falls apart, he becomes even more vicious and cruel, and eventually has the Mirabal girls (all except for Dede) killed, when they become

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