The Novel Of Like Water For Chocolate By Laura Esquivel And Madame Bovary By Gustave Flaubert

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Who Should I be Why pink is for girls and blue for boys? Why women have to stay at home and become housewives while men have to work outside? Why female is viewed as the weak and more evil side of the two? Throughout the human histories, women are often required to fulfill certain gender roles the society set up upon them. In the novel of Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel and Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, the female protagonists Tita and Emma use fervor of the youth to conform the social expectations while challenge them through portray of motherhood and relationship with men. Trying to focus herself into being the perfect sister that obeys orders from Mama Elena, Tita devotes herself into cuisine. After seeing Pedro married her sister, Rosaura, Tita is devastated though she cannot alter such established fact. She seeks salvation and sustenance in her favorite activity, cooking, and describes the process “had dissolved her entire being in the rose petal sauce, in the tender flesh of the quails, in the wine, in the every one of the meal’s aromas. That was the way she entered Pedro’s body.” (Esquivel 52) Because of Mama Elena’s arbitrary decision, lovers cannot be together and three people will live under great sorrow. To live up the expectation of the perfect, obedient daughter, Tita cannot express her disapproval of this arrangement despite the facts her happiness is completely destroyed. She needs outlets to vent the excess illicit love and turbulent…

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