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Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies by Laura Esquivel
Like Water for Chocolate: A Novel in Monthly Installments with Recipes, Romances, and Home Remedies

eri.cici, February 15, 2011

Written Reflection Like Water For Chocolate

When I read the first pages of the book I was very confused. It included recipes, a love story and I couldn't really figure out why these stories went together. It talked about the main character whose name was Tita and how she fell into deep love with a guy named Pedro. She had two older sisters named Gertrud's and Rosaura. Her mothers name was Mama Elena. She was a terrible person, when Pedro went to ask for Tita's hand in marriage, Mama Elena told him that he couldn't marry Tita because of a horrible tradition that had been followed for years. It was that the youngest daughter couldn't marry because she had to stay in and take care of her mother until she died.

I thought that that was just crazy, she didn't let her daughter marry because of that horrible tradition. The worst part, I thought, was that Mama Elena told Pedro he couldn't marry Tita but if he really wanted to get married so much than he could marry her older sister Rosaura which I thought was awful since Tita was crushed from the decision her mother had made plus the decision the love of her life had made on agreeing to marry the sister.

Pedro had made a promise to Tita telling her that he would love her for ever! I thought that this whole love story was very good. Ii kept you reading and wanting to turn the page. My favorite part of the book was the recipes it was very creative of the author to add them. I really liked that at the end Pedro and Tita stayed together, and that Rosaura's daughter Esperanza got to marry, since her mother wanted to follow the same tradition Mama Elena followed. What I didn't like was the ending. I thought that Pedro and Tita were going to stay together forever but them they both ended up dying. I think that what was missing was the author explaining what was going to happen to Tita and Pedro, if they had any children or anything like that. Other than that I though that the book was very interesting.
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