Like Water for Chocolate.docx - 1 Nicole SPAN 290 Like Water for Chocolate \u201cLike Water for Chocolate\u201d by Laura Esquivel is a mystical Mexican love

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1 Nicole SPAN 290 Like Water for Chocolate “Like Water for Chocolate” by Laura Esquivel, is a mystical Mexican love story and romantic tale of an impossible love that takes place during the revolution in Mexico. The romance is followed by the sweet aroma of kitchen secrets and cooking filled with imagination and creativity. This story is of a woman named Tita who finds a comfort in cooking in which the kitchen becomes her world, affecting every emotion she experiences to the people who taste her food. Magical realism is a crucial factor throughout the storyline, however, did the film skillfully incorporate the magical realism that is a significant part in the novel? After reading the novel and watching the film, I discovered several distinct differences between the two as well as some riveting similarities. The images in the movie relate very closely to the amusing feeling that the book gives us. The novel begins with the main character, Tita, being born on the kitchen table. “Tita had no need for the

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