Like Water for Chocolate Midterm - 1 English Midterm Love and Desire In the novel Like Water for Chocolate desire appears throughout the story The

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1 English Midterm February 26, 2014 Love and Desire In the novel Like Water for Chocolate, desire appears throughout the story. The protagonist Tita, being madly in love with a man named Pedro is not given permission to marry him because she is forced to stay at home taking care of her mother for her life. Passage B which is in the beginning chapters in March , is about Gertrudis, Tita’s older sister and that her sexual desire is so powerful that she runs away naked to find what can fulfill her sexual desires. This is the story of how Gertrudis leaves her family home and gives the theme of love and desire a start off in the novel. A women does not normally run away naked to find a man to fulfill her needs, this would be a family disgrace as Mama Elena disowns Gertrudis. There is said to be this “higher power” controlling Juan’s actions, the man who Gertrudis meets in town. “…Without knowing why he did so. A higher power was controlling his actions…the aroma from Gertrudis’ body guided him” (Esquirel, 55). In the novel Like Water for Chocolate,

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