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1English MidtermFebruary 26, 2014Love and Desire In the novel Like Water for Chocolate, desire appears throughout the story. Theprotagonist Tita, being madly in love with a man named Pedro is not given permission tomarry 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 oldersister and that her sexual desire is so powerful that she runs away naked to find what canfulfill her sexual desires. This is the story of how Gertrudis leaves her family home andgives the theme of love and desire a start off in the novel. A women does not normallyrun away naked to find a man to fulfill her needs, this would be a family disgrace asMama Elena disowns Gertrudis. There is said to be this “higher power” controlling Juan’sactions, the man who Gertrudis meets in town. “…Without knowing why he did so. Ahigher power was controlling his actions…the aroma from Gertrudis’ body guided him”(Esquirel, 55). In the novel Like Water for Chocolate,