Rafael Trujillo

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  • A Summary Of In The Time Of The Butterflies

    guns in their household, and helped in plot fighting against the government. Although, Trujillo convinced the people of the Dominican Republic that Lio’s ideas were a form of communism, which created him into an enemy of the state and caused him to flee. Following the Mirabal sisters and their father invite to a ball hosted by Trujillo, their names became known to the government as rebels. During the party, Trujillo requested that Minerva would dance with him, and while speaking to her in a…

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  • This Boy's Life: A Literary Analysis

    Literary elements are the salt of literature. When used correctly, they bring out the flavor of a story, but when misused, they ruin the original creation. In This Boy’s Life: A Memoir, by Tobias Wolff, and In the Time of the Butterflies, by Julia Alvarez, literary elements are used to create delicious stories. This Boy’s Life: A Memoir chronicles the author’s childhood and adolescence in Seattle during the 1950s, which includes a broken home, lying, stealing, and cheating. In the Time of…

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  • Social Change In The Time Of The Butterflies

    social change can be a group of people joining forces to remove themselves from a dictator’s rule. In In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez, the Mirabal sisters join together to change the society and to liberate themselves from the tyrant, Trujillo. Throughout the novel, the sisters express their unhappiness with the society’s situation, the events leading into the revolution, and the revolution itself. Social change happens through 3 main stages, which are: unhappiness with status…

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  • The Mirabals: Patria, Minerva, And Maria Teresa

    The Mirabals; Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa, were the butterflies of the rebellion against Trujillo. They helped start the Fourteenth of July Movement against the regime. For many Dominicans, they were their hope of restoring the country from corruption and injustice. They were a symbol for courage, as they freed themselves from the shackles of El Jefe and stood up to him. They did not settle for oppression. Just like butterflies, they spread their wings, showing off their beautiful colors,…

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  • Similarities Between Antigone And Martin Luther King Jr.

    Martin Luther King Jr., a well-known symbol in the African-American Civil Rights movement once said,“life’s most persistent and urgent question is ‘What are you doing for others?’” This quote relates to his efforts to make America a better place for not only him and his family but for everyone around him. His actions against authority are a symbol to everyone suffering from racism because he is willing to sacrifice himself for a greater good. Unlike Martin Luther King Jr. some people resist…

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  • George Orwell's The Farming Of Bones

    events dictated by Dictator Trujillo in order to massacre many Haitians. Haitians were forced over the border into Haiti. Many people went peacefully over the border, but thousands of people died because of the Parsley Massacre. The book is effective with the descriptions of the Parsley massacre, the psychological scars afterward, and the different social classes. The violence throughout the book is very realistic to the pains that the Haitian experienced under Trujillo. Many of the Haitians…

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  • The Fire Of Revolution Rhetorical Analysis

    why Minerva rejects Trujillo and God: “I understood her hatred. My family had not been personally hurt by Trujillo, just as before losing my baby, Jesus has not taken anything from me. But others had been suffering...I had heard, but I had not believed...I looked up, challenging Him. And the two faces merged!” (53). Through the use of the word “taken,” Alvarez shows the hurt Patria feels, as the word carries a connotation of loss and being wronged. By comparing Jesus to Trujillo, Patria relates…

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  • Imagery In The Time Of The Butterflies

    Imagery is a technique frequently used by authors in order to promote the theme(s) that they are attempting to convey to the reader through their work. It is the use of figurative language to represent objects, and communicate ideas to the reader so that they may mentally visualize them, and understand themes in the work of literature. Generally speaking in literature, the reader may only recognize or relate to a few of the themes that the author is portraying through contrasting imagery, but to…

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  • Analysis Of Before We Were Free By Julia Alvarez

    the author of “Before We Were Free”, has personally experienced what the characters in her book have encountered. Alvarez, having had to grow up in the Dominican Republic, was closely involved in the underground works to relinquish the dictator, Trujillo. The story is a reputable representation of the Hispanic culture. Because Alvarez has firsthand knowledge of the conflict in the Dominican Republic, she has merit to compose a book that brings life to the culture. In order to fully understand…

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  • John Locke In The Time Of Butterflies

    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…

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