Julia Alvarez once used to live in the Dominican Republic when she was a little girl. She wrote "In the Time Of The Butterflies" because she felt like she owed it to her country to tell this story about the butterflies. She considers herself and her family lucky that they made it out of the states because when they escaped she got the chance to become the famous author she is today.
Background Info 3: Julia Alvarez- She left the Dominican Republic when she was 10 years old to move to the United States . This took place in the year of 1960, the same year that the 3 sisters, Patria, Minerva, and Maria Teresa were murdered.
CHARACTERIZATION Minerva Mirabal is a courageous and brave woman who was born a radical. She is someone who strongly believes in equality and fights for what she believes in. In chapter 1 when Minerva said," It's about time we women had a voice in running our country" (Alvarez 10) This showed that Minerva was a feminist but also a radical because she was interested in making a change.
Colonel Carmen Amelia Robles, Leader in the Mexican Revolution. "Su nombre fue Amelia Robles/ coronela consagrada/ no olviden de su nombre/ era orquídea perfumada/ llévenle un ramo de flores/ a su tumba abandonada."
Patria's Crack The Character Step # 2 " "Do you really believe what the gospel says? He knows how many strands of hair are on your head?" "Come, come, little sister," I'd admonish her. "Don't play with the word of god" (Alvarez 47). This shows that Patria is a more religious person and doesn't want anyone to have doubt in what she believes in.
CTC(patria) step 3:"I was astonished to find, not the child I had been, but a young lady with high firm breast and a sweet oval face. She smiled, dimpling prettily, but the dark, humid eyes were full of yearning"(Alvarez 45).