Three King's Bread Short Story Analysis

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Register to read the introduction… On the day when the Three King’s Bread was to be cut, Tita sees “a person riding at the head of a band of revolutionary soldiers. When they got close enough, she could see that the person in charge of the troop was none other than her sister Gertrudis.” Usually such military ranks are held by men but Gertrudis, even though being a young beautiful woman, rises to this position because of her courage and fearless …show more content…
She can surely be called a stereotype. She is so competent in cooking, that she has a magical power by which she transmits her emotions into the food that she cooks, thereby affecting the people who eat it. Tita was very depressed when she was preparing the Chabela Wedding Cake for Rosaura’s wedding, and her emotions got disseminated to the people who ate the cake, resulting in “an acute attack of pain and frustration — that seized the guests and scattered them across the patio and the grounds and into the bathrooms, all of them wailing over lost love.” This shows us that she was deeply involved in the house chores, which is one of the elements of a female …show more content…
The first option is following the path of Rosaura and being selfish and conventional. This option is not advisable in today’s world as one needs to be open-minded to survive in this world. However, if this path is followed, one will have to face many miseries in life. The second option would be to break all the social and cultural barriers, like Gertrudis, and follow the command of their own heart. This may lead to happiness but eventually one becomes lonely as the society loses respect for such people. Above all else, the third option is to maintain a good balance between the first two options and follow the middle path, like Tita. This means that one should not totally restrict them self to traditions and customs, but at the same not cross all the customary boundaries and be unconventional. The middle path ensures stability in one’s life and according to me is the

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