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Case Graf May Intro to Literature April 19 th , 2017 Like Water for Chocolate Analysis In the romantic novel titled, “Sir Gawain and the Green Knight,” the idea of standing up for what’s right is reflected throughout the entire novel. The author focuses her efforts of this idea on the main character Tita. Throughout the entire story Tita is faced with much oppression from her entire family. These situations that she faces force her to eventually rebel against her own family members. Tita’s character is one that starts off unwilling to stand up for herself but as she ages she gains the strength to start standing up for herself. Mama Elena, Tita’s mother, is one of the big oppressions that Tita faces in the early parts of the book. These oppressions become obvious early on in the book when Mama Elena explains to Tita that she will be unable to marry because she has to take care of her “until the day she dies” (11).

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