Like water for chocolate - The Roles of Magical Realism By Anaya Johnson and Alicia Orellana What is Magical Realism Magical Realism is a literary or

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The Roles of Magical Realism By: Anaya Johnson and Alicia Orellana
What is Magical Realism? Magical Realism is a literary or artistic genre in which realistic narrative and naturalistic technique are combined with bizarre elements of dream or fantasy. It is very present in this book.
Background info: What is the significance of the title Like Water for chocolate? The phrase: “Like water for chocolate” is obtained from the Spanish “como agua para chocolate.” In various Latin American countries hot chocolate is made using near-scorching water instead of milk.
Question #1How does Laura Esquivel use examples of magical realism in the book?
Question #2 What is your favorite magical realism example that Laura Esquivel used in the book?
Question #3 Which magical realism example from the book stood out to you the most?
Question #4 What are some other authors that use magical realism?
Question #5 Why do you think magical realism is so closely associated with Latin American writers?

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