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Kaden Young Creative Writing Dr. Wilson 2/6/20 Like Water for Chocolate Analysis Like Water for Chocolate is ultimately a novel about the immense love that Tita and Pedro have for each other. Throughout the book, Tita experiences an immense amount of loss, almost everyone she’s close to is killed or dies. The only thing TIta can hang on to that does not die throughout the entire book is the love shared by her and Pedro, in the end they make it through and are able to rewrite the family traditions by letting Esperenza marry Alex. When this is done Tita and Pedro finally make love with no one around and eventually die from pure bliss. A good thing about this book is the fact that it makes for a quick read because of the amount of plot twists throughout. Once the reader is past the beginning section of the book, it is hard to put down. Every chapter something brand new happens which is what I think should be included in a good book. I also liked the fact that Pedro and Tita have an undying love throughout the book and go through most of the book not together but ultimately die in each other’s arms. Throughout the book some of the most effective and interesting writing elements include the use of exaggeration and hyperbole. For example, when Gertrudis eats TIta’s food it creates an Intense lustful passion for a rebel soldier, so hot that she sets a wooden shower on fire, and then runs away with a rebel soldier. When reading this it seems ridiculous, however Laura Esquivel (the author) does an incredible job of painting a picture of the power of the emotion Tita pours overwhelmingly into her food.

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