Mother to the Mirabal girls, and married to Papa. He cares deeply for his boys. Like her mother, she is strong-willed and independent. You could also look at her chapters, especially when she first joins Minerva as part of the revolution but mostly to be around her future husbandand her more matured voice as she suffers physical torture in the prison.
He was murdered along with the Mirabal girls. When Mate asks her why she is doing such a dangerous thing as going to secret, forbidden meetings, Minerva says, "the strangest thing.
The youngest of the four Mirabal sisters, she is very materialistic. The university classes, the culture, and, yes, the hawt guys all inspire her.
He was very close to Minerva before he fled the country. Minerva is the one who brings the revolutionary connections to the family, and the first one to open her eyes to the injustice in society. I was the one hurting her, insisting she be free. What gives her the strength to stay in jail when she could escape?
An Idealist Even though Minerva is a little bit of a rebel okay, a lot bit she bases her rebellion on her principles. She is focused on law school, and succeeds in completing it as an adult, although Trujillo withholds her degree as revenge.
He is the self-appointed dictator of the Dominican Republic. Her tone is usually determined and fearless. She takes care of the girls and is always worried about them. He and his wife eventually join the revolution, along with their son, Nelson. He married Patria Mirabal when she was 16, on February 24, He is also identified as a rapist.
I kept slapping her, harder each time, until she started whimpering like a scared child. She is not as certain about the revolution as her sisters and feels weaker because of that fact.
She risks her life for theirs. Though married, he has many affairs with young girls who he keeps in houses around the country. The oldest of the Mirabal sisters, she is very religious.
A worker for the Mirabal family who claims to be a fortune teller. He is later imprisoned, along with his brothers-in-law, Leandro and Manolo, for participating in the revolution.
Back and forth my mind went, weaving a yes by night and unraveling it by day to a no. She was used to her little pen. The restless Mirabal girl is jealous of her friends in the capital and is sure that they are having a much more exciting time than she is: But her ideals are stronger: Manolo emerges as a leader of the revolution and is chosen as president of the June 14th movement.
She has three children: Nelson, Noris, and Raulito. A Better World Why is Minerva the way she is? Manuel is very "tall and dapper" page She joined the revolution while she is living with her sister Minerva.
She has a brief romance with the revolutionary leader "Lio" before she meets Manolo in law school also a revolutionary and marries him. Sinita eventually confided in Minerva the truth about Trujillo - that their "glorious" leader was a killer. The women and driver are beaten to death and later their vehicle and bodies are dumped off a cliff in order to make their deaths look like an accident.
Connection to historical events[ edit ] The idea behind In the Time of the Butterflies originated in the s when author Julia Alvarez was in the Dominican Republic. As his regime falls apart, he becomes even more vicious and cruel, and eventually has the Mirabal sisters all except for Dede killed when they become too much of an opposition to his decaying power.
The Mirabal sisters had been murdered just three months after her father got involved with the underground against Trujillo.
He heads the family store.In the Time of the Butterflies is a historical fiction novel by Julia Alvarez, relating a fictionalized account of the Mirabal sisters during the time of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic. The book is written in the first Author: Julia Alvarez.
Because this novel is written in a way that uses all four sisters' voices as individual narrators of their part of the story, you could examine the differencein tone between the four mi-centre.com The book is based in the mid-nineteenth century when the country was under the brutal rule of dictator Rafael Trujillo.
Alvarez uses fiction to introduce to the world an inside look of three women’s incredible impact on the Dominican revolution and. Get the entire Time of the Butterflies LitChart as a printable PDF.
"My students can't get enough of your charts and their results have gone through the roof." -Graham S. In the Time of the Butterflies Questions and Answers. The Question and Answer section for In the Time of the Butterflies is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Minerva Mirabal, the third sister, is the ringleader of "the butterflies." She's the spunkiest, smartest sister, and arguably the bravest (though we think they're all really brave). Minerva is the one who brings the revolutionary connections to the family, and the first one to open her eyes to the injustice in society.Download