John Locke In The Time Of Butterflies

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Three sisters, Minerva, Patria, and Maria began a revolution against the powerful Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. In the book In the Time of Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, three sisters become revolutionaries during the brutal regime of Trujillo in the mid 20th century to obtain freedom for the country. This correlates with the French revolution because the revolutionaries want to gain their freedom from the opposing tyranny. Social change happens when the people are triggered by a catalyst which results in change into an upcoming revolution. This essay will examine the three stages of revolutions, conditions, catalyst, and action, that bring about social change. The historical focus will be on the French Revolution and the literary focus …show more content…
John locke is an enlightenment thinker and thought that all people were born with certain rights. Such as a right to life, freedom, and to acquire one’s own property. Certain rights are suppose to keep a society from rebelling against the government. John locke’s idea was that everyone should have a chance to gain their natural rights from the government. John Locke also claimed that if a government was using too much power, the people could rebel against the government and be replaced. John Locke also mentioned that it was a duty people had to rebel against an abusive government so people can gain their natural rights back. John Locke’s idea corresponds with the book “In the Time of the Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez, a quote by dede, one of Mirabal sisters said “[Dede] didn’t really know Lio was a communist, a subversive, all the other awful things the editorial had called him. (Document A)” Dede noticed that they were living a police state which is a totalitarian government. Dede had known that Lio was a fine young man with lofty ideals and a compassionate heart. Dede had the similar ideas with John Locke by having the right to change the way things are ran in the government. John Locke’s idea relates to characters in the book “In the Time of Butterflies” by Julia Alvarez because the people are unhappy with the status quo and wants social change to

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