Analysis Of Before We Were Free By Rafael Trujillo

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“Chucha shakes me awake. Sunlight is streaming in through the jalousie windows. Before I can ask her what’s the matter, gangster men in their dark glasses storm into the room, thrusting their guns here and there in the corners of the closet and under my bed, in search of something they can not find. Chucha and I clutch each other and watch the men pulling open drawers, throwing my clothes into the floor. Soon another bunch of men come into the room, pushing Mami in her nightgown before them. “Traitors!” they shout. Mami rushes to me and holds me so tight, I can hear her heart pounding in my head. I’m too terrified even to cry.” The following is a quote from my historical fiction novel, “ Before We Were Free”. It sets a prime example of the …show more content…
He was birthed into a middle class family, their bloodline being from the Spanish, Haitian, and Dominican descent, with 10 other siblings who all lived in a rural home. Although education was readily supplied to him by small, individual schools or teachers in the village, he didn’t attend it often and, in the end, had an elementary tuition. At the fit age of 16 Trujillo got a job, a excellent one at that, as a telegraph operator. Unfortunately, this streak of wellness and responsibility did not last long, for he soon joined a gang and got arrested for committing a crime, therefore losing his job. After being released from prison, he fell in love with a woman by the name of Aminta Ledesima in 1916, and they soon were married and had two children. Now, being a father as well as a husband, he decided to let go of crime and acquire another, well paying job, so he became a weigher at a nearby plantation. Energetic as one young man may be, Trujillo was spent with country life and yearned to do something more. So, when the U.S. Marines were in the Dominican Republic recruiting citizens for the country’s first police force, he took it full heartedly. Soon, after many years of training and experience, Trujillo became a Commander-and-Chief, which helped him take his place as the dictator of the Dominican

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