Rafael Trujillo

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  • In The Time Of The Butterflies Chapter Summary

    In the Time of butterflies In the book “in the time of the butterflies” by Julia Alavarez, Julia takes us back to what was living life during Rafael Trujillos dictatorship. Julia tells us the story of the Mirabal sisters, who fought against Trujillo dictatorship after Trujillo was in blamed for the death of their father. In a brief summary, Julia starts with Dede; the only sister left as she tells the story of her sisters through flashbacks to an American reporter. The location was Dominican…

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  • In The Time Of The Butterflies Essay

    In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez is a novel that highlights the struggle of being a woman while being under the regime of General Rafael Trujillo. In the novel, In the Time of the Butterflies, the protagonist, Minerva Mirabal, plays one of the most important roles by starting a revolution and believing that she could change the ideal image of a woman in the Dominican Republic. Minerva and her three sisters are demonstrated in a way that emphasizes the hardships of being a woman…

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  • Before We Were Free Analysis

    Jefe commanded that his troops go search for Haitian men, women, and children, causing a massacre by killing them, in his country to “whiten” the Dominican Republic. It is estimated that 25,000 Haitian people were murdered in this genocide. Though Trujillo is no longer in command, this discrimination against the Haitian residents of the Dominican Republic still stands today, for in 2013 the supreme court system made a ruling to withdraw the citizenship of all citizens of Haitian…

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  • Dominican Hair Research Paper

    Born and raised in New York City, it is easy to say that it is common for one to go to a Dominican hair salons located throughout uptown Manhattan. Growing up I have always gotten my hair done by Dominican women, and getting my hair cut involved constant compliments of having “pelo muy bueno” and other women trying to convince me to not cut it. But what made my hair so special to be held in a high throne for it to be too good to cut, why did these women not appreciate their own hair as much? The…

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  • The Butterflies By Julia Alvarez: A Literary Analysis

    ideas. Her left-wing perspective of government and daily life shows readers that she yearns for social justice in every decision that is made. Throughout the novel, Trujillo learns more about Minerva’s persistence and passion and is initially startled by how vocal she is for a woman. When she verbalizes her quest to study law to Trujillo, he replies back, “The university is no place for a woman these days” (Alvarez 99). Trujillo’s response not only increases Minerva’s animosity for his…

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  • The Theme Of Identity Crisis In The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao

    identity crisis is forged by Díaz’s utilization of allusions to literature, and inclusion of Dominican Republic history. One element that aids in the creation of identity crisis in this novel is Díaz’s utilization of allusions to literature. Rafael Trujillo, a ruthless Dominican dictator, is a character in the novel who is identified thoroughly by allusions to literature, mainly from the genres science fiction and…

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  • Analysis: The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao

    during his younger years, citing Beli as his source at the beginning of the novel; “You should have seen him, his mother sighed in her Last Days. He was our little Porfirio Rubirosa [A model married to dictator of the Dominican Republic, Rafael Leonidas Trujillo Molina’s…

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  • In The Time Of The Butterflies By Maria Teresa Characteristics

    “In the Time of the Butterflies” is a historical novel by Julia Alvarez, relating an account of the Mirabal sisters during the time of the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic. Maria Teresa is the youngest of the four Mirabal sisters. She is very superficial and materialistic in the beginning of the story, but she becomes a resilient, strong-willed revolutionary hero. Further, Maria Teresa is willing to sacrifice herself for the sake of her family’s right for a liberal nation. Maria…

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  • Julia Alvarez Summary

    Julia Alvarez grew up to age ten in the Dominican Republic. In this time period sugar cane was a booming industry, Catholicism was the top religion, and poverty was running rampant. Julia lived in a time when the government in the Dominican Republic was very corrupt. Anyone that disparaged the president was assassinated. Julia is associated with postmodernism (1996-present) and is still writing even today. This era loves independence, discovering of self, acceptance, and individuality. Julia was…

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  • Women In The Dominican Republic

    Throughout history, women were consistently being undervalued by men. Also, women are always at a disparity and an impediment towards all the men. A colossal amount of opportunities went to men, even in the contemporary era. Henceforth, it wasn't until recently that women have been able to get educated. As early as the 1800s, women weren't permitted to get an education. When women had an education, men considered them a threat and a danger to society. Education has unceasingly been the…

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