Abuse of Power from Rafael Trujillo the Novel In the Time of Butterflies

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Abuse of Power from Rafael Trujillo the Novel In the Time of Butterflies

Abstract
Dictator Rafael Trujillo ruled the Dominican Republic for over 30 years. He made his way to the top by destroying anyone that got in his way. This abuse of power continued throughout his reign as dictator. In the novel In the Time of Butterflies, Julia Alvarez gives numerous examples that express how Dictator Trujillo abused his power. Trujillo took away women’s rights , took away prisoner’s rights, and took away freedom of speech in all the citizens of the D.R. This evidence proves that Trujillo was a bad man and abused his position of authority.

Abuse of Power from dictator Rafael Trujillo the Novel In the Time of Butterflies
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Executing prisoners simply shows that prisoners their rights of living. With all these examples, Dictator Trujillo has taken away the rights of prisoners thus, abusing his power making him a really bad man. Even so, Trujillo has already taken freedom of speech from the D.R. which severely hurts them. It is important to note that, in In the Time of the Butterflies (2010), “It was

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