In the book Like Water for Chocolate the main character Tita De La Garza

In the book like water for chocolate the main

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In the book , Like Water for Chocolate, the main character Tita De La Garza, undergoes a series of life-changing events that pulls her through drastic events from passionate love to devasting sadness. Throughout this novel, Laura Esquivel incorporates elements of magical realism to express the emotional roller coaster Tita faces. Because of how detailed magical realism is, it can be used to explore what the audience isn’t used to. In other words, magical realism can be used to explore the realities of characters who are outside the audiences’ culture. For example, since the novel “ Like Water for Chocolate ”, is based on the culture in Mexico, most of the audience originally aren’t from the Mexican or Latin American culture. From the moment the main character Tita De La Garza was born, she fulfilled a magical occurrence in the kitchen. Food played an important role throughout Tita’s life and not only did it affect Tita, but it also affected her loved ones around her on drastic measures. In the beginning of the story, Tita is heartbroken because her mother will not let her marry her true love since she was young, named Pedro. The audience becomes surprised when her mother, Mama Elena, forces Pedro to take Tita’s sister Rosaura hand in marriage. Pedro only goes through with the marriage to be closer to Tita. Fast forward to the wedding of Rosaura and Pedro, Mama Elena forces Tita to make the cake. Because Tita is to upset at the fact she isn’t the one who is marrying Pedro, she starts to cry while making the cake. When the guest ate the cake that Tita cried her tears into, they all felt the distraught feeling that Tita is feeling while she was preparing the cake.

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