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made it to the bathrooms in time- those who didn’t joined the collective vomiting that was going on all over the patio” (Esquivel 39).Esquivel used magical realism in this scene to show the emotional connection Tita had with food and the supernatural effects her food had on others. This emotional connection allowed all of Tita’s feelings to transpire in the ingredients. In this instance, Tita is felt immense grief and sadness while making the Chabela wedding cake. Tita felt as if she had just lost the love of her life and she literally poured her emotions into the cake. The reactionof the guests intensifies the emotions of readers through magical realism. Imagining all of the guests becoming increasingly sad and then falling violently ill at such a traditional eventamplifies the emotions Tita is feeling. This allows audiences to better understand Tita’s immense grief and disgust over such a sham of a wedding.Magical realism could also be seen when Tita cooked the quail in rose petal sauce. WhenPedro gave Tita roses after Nacha died, Mama instructed her to get rid of them. “Tita clasped the roses to her chest so tightly that when she got to the kitchen, the roses, which had been mostly pink, turned quite red from the blood that was flowing from Tita’s hands and breasts” (Esquivel 48). Pedro gave Tita the Roses because Nacha died and she had become the ranch cook; however, this was simply a facade. Pedro truly gave the roses to Tita because he loved her and he wanted a way to show her. When Tita held the roses to herchest, magical realism took place, and the roses changed colors from the love and passion in her blood for Pedro.Instead of getting rid of the roses, Tita cooked them in a quail and rose petal sauce. Afterthe family ate the dish, Tita’s passion and desire for Pedro consumes Tita, Pedro, and Gertrudis. Gertrudis became a sexual messenger for Tita to communicate with Pedro and 2

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