History Literature / InTheTimeOfTheButterflies

22nd Nov '15 5:44:08 PM nombretomado
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This 1994 book by Julia Alvarez is based on the true story of four sisters, Patria, Dede, Minerva and Maria Teresa "Mate" Mirabal, during the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. The sisters make a political commitment to overthrow the Trujillo regime. They are harassed, persecuted, and imprisoned, their family suffers retaliation from the Military Intelligence Service (SIM), and they are eventually killed. The book presents the perspective of each, including the one surviving sister, Dede. The book was made into a movie starring SalmaHayek in 2001.

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This 1994 book by Julia Alvarez is based on the true story of four sisters, Patria, Dede, Minerva and Maria Teresa "Mate" Mirabal, during the dictatorship of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic. The sisters make a political commitment to overthrow the Trujillo regime. They are harassed, persecuted, and imprisoned, their family suffers retaliation from the Military Intelligence Service (SIM), and they are eventually killed. The book presents the perspective of each, including the one surviving sister, Dede. The book was made into a movie starring SalmaHayek Creator/SalmaHayek in 2001.
21st Sep '15 5:20:56 PM nmn3r3
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* HeirClubForMen: All but outright stated with the girl's father; he ''really'' wanted a son, but after four daughters and one stillborn son with his wife he resorted to having an affair with a woman in poverty. He ended up having four daughters with her too, and his only excuse to Minerva was that it was "something a man must do".
10th Jul '14 1:33:24 PM redandready45
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* BigBad: Rafael "El Jefe" Trujillo
* BittersweetEnding: The Mirabal sisters are murdered, but Trujillo is assassinated over a year later, and November 25, the day of their murder, becomes known as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against women.


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* PoliticallyIncorrectVillain: Aside from being a ruthless tyrant, Trujillo was also shown to be misogynistic and racist against Haitian people.
1st May '14 4:53:06 PM k.lynch96
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* PowerTrio: Minerva, Maria Teresa, and Patria: las Mariposas (the butterflies)

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* PowerTrio: Minerva, Maria Teresa, and Patria: las Mariposas mariposas (the butterflies)
1st May '14 4:52:39 PM k.lynch96
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* PowerTrio: Minerva, Maria Teresa, and Patria: Las Mariposas (the butterflies)

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* PowerTrio: Minerva, Maria Teresa, and Patria: Las las Mariposas (the butterflies)
1st May '14 4:51:40 PM k.lynch96
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* PowerTrio: Minerva, Maria Teresa, and Patria: Las Mariposas (the butterflies)
1st May '14 4:42:21 PM k.lynch96
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* InspirationalMartyr: Minerva, Maria Teresa, and Patria play/played a huge role in the opposition against Trujillo, and their killing is often considered to be the final blow to his regime. [[note]]Trujillo would be assassinated six months and five days later.[[/note]]



* MyDeathIsOnlyTheBeginning: Minerva, Maria Teresa, and Patria were murdered six months and five days before Trujillo's assassination. Their deaths definitely played a role in the growing opposition to Trujillo's power.
1st May '14 2:43:04 PM k.lynch96
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* MyDeathIsOnlyTheBeginning: Minerva, Maria Teresa, and Patria were murdered six months and five days before Trujillo's assassination. Their deaths definitely played a role in the growing opposition to Trujillo's power.
12th Dec '13 8:42:24 PM Fireblood
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* HormoneAddledTeenager: Maria Teresa

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* HormoneAddledTeenager: Maria TeresaTeresa.



* SoapboxSadie: Minerva

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* SoapboxSadie: MinervaMinerva.
4th Sep '13 7:08:12 PM DynamicDragon
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