History Literature / LikeWaterForChocolate

23rd Mar '15 6:18:19 PM CarolC
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* IWantMyBelovedToBeHappy: John.

* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Probably what Pedro is to Rosaura and Tita. He performs obligations to his wife Rosaura, yet keeps acting on his lust for Tita every chance he gets. Years later, Tita calls Pedro out on this [[spoiler: and she a Rosaura try to set up 20 year pact over sharing Pedro.]]
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* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Probably what What Pedro is to Rosaura and Tita. He performs obligations to his wife Rosaura, yet keeps acting on his lust for Tita every chance he gets. Years later, Tita calls Pedro out on this [[spoiler: and she a Rosaura try to set up 20 year pact over sharing Pedro.]]
1st Apr '14 9:09:11 PM CarolC
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* JerkassHasAPoint: Granted, Rosaura does have a lot to put up and even Tita tries to accommodate her feelings by setting up a pact. Really, Rosaura crosses the line when she decides her daughter should live up to an unfair tradition.
2nd Jan '14 2:27:34 AM CarolC
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* AmiableExes: [[spoiler: Tita and John by the end of the book.]]
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* AmiableExes: AmicableExes: [[spoiler: Tita and John by the end of the book.]]
2nd Jan '14 2:26:59 AM CarolC
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* AmiableExes: [[spoiler: Tita and John by the end of the book.]]
30th Nov '13 9:40:36 PM Aquaqua
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* HomelessPigeonPerson: Tita goes through this phase after her mother sends her sister Rosaura and Pedro away, a move that results in the death of Tita's nephew, whom she had been breastfeeding because Rosaura had been unable to feed him. In her grief, Tita takes to living in the dove-cote and treating the doves as children.
30th Oct '13 1:00:38 PM MarkLungo
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''Like Water for Chocolate'' (Spanish title: ''Como Agua Para Chocolate'') is a 1989 Mexican novel by Laura Esquivel. It chronicles the story of Tita (full name: Josefita De La Garza), a fifteen year-old growing up during the MexicanRevolution with her mother, Mama Elena, her older sisters Gertrudis and Rosaura, the cook Nacha and maid Chencha on a ranch in Piedras Negras, a town near the Mexico – U.S. border. Tita has a love of the kitchen and a deep connection with food, a skill enhanced by the fact that she was practically raised from birth by the cook. Her love for cooking also comes from the fact that she was actually ''born'' in the kitchen. Pedro, a ranch hand, and Tita fall in LoveAtFirstSight. He asks Mama Elena for Tita’s hand in marriage, but Mama Elena forbids it, citing the De la Garza family tradition which demands that the youngest daughter (in this case Tita) must remain unmarried and take care of her mother until her mother's death.
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''Like Water for Chocolate'' (Spanish title: ''Como Agua Para Chocolate'') is a 1989 Mexican novel by Laura Esquivel. It chronicles the story of Tita (full name: Josefita De La Garza), a fifteen year-old growing up during the MexicanRevolution UsefulNotes/TheMexicanRevolution with her mother, Mama Elena, her older sisters Gertrudis and Rosaura, the cook Nacha and maid Chencha on a ranch in Piedras Negras, a town near the Mexico – U.S. border. Tita has a love of the kitchen and a deep connection with food, a skill enhanced by the fact that she was practically raised from birth by the cook. Her love for cooking also comes from the fact that she was actually ''born'' in the kitchen. Pedro, a ranch hand, and Tita fall in LoveAtFirstSight. He asks Mama Elena for Tita’s hand in marriage, but Mama Elena forbids it, citing the De la Garza family tradition which demands that the youngest daughter (in this case Tita) must remain unmarried and take care of her mother until her mother's death.
19th Jun '13 6:13:45 AM CarolC
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* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Probably what Pedro is to Rosaura and Tita. He performs obligations to his wife Rosaura, yet keeps acting on his lust for Tita every chance he gets.
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* MasterOfTheMixedMessage: Probably what Pedro is to Rosaura and Tita. He performs obligations to his wife Rosaura, yet keeps acting on his lust for Tita every chance he gets. Years later, Tita calls Pedro out on this [[spoiler: and she a Rosaura try to set up 20 year pact over sharing Pedro.]]
4th Jun '13 11:25:52 PM Nohbody
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misuse of renamed trope (to Unexplained Recovery)
* BreakTheCutie: Tita. Physical abuse, emotional abuse, family burdens, broken heart, loss of loved ones and finally a total breakdown. ** Chencha, when she gets raped and has [[BadBoss Mama Elena's]] verbal abuse thrown at her. [[IGotBetter She gets better, though]].
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* BreakTheCutie: BreakTheCutie: ** Tita. Physical abuse, emotional abuse, family burdens, broken heart, loss of loved ones and finally a total breakdown. ** Chencha, when she gets raped and has [[BadBoss Mama Elena's]] verbal abuse thrown at her. [[IGotBetter She gets better, though]].
15th Apr '13 2:17:13 AM Tuckerscreator
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* JerkAss: Pedro comes off as this for many readers. Sure, he makes both Rosaura ''and'' Tita's lives extremely complicated (and destroys their already shaky sisterly bonds) with [[spoiler: the SettleForSibling deal]], but even after he does so, he [[spoiler: bullies and pressures Tita when NiceGuy Dr. Brown shows interest in her]]? '''Come ON, Pedro.'''
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* JerkAss: {{Jerkass}}: Pedro comes off as this for many readers. Sure, he makes both Rosaura ''and'' Tita's lives extremely complicated (and destroys their already shaky sisterly bonds) with [[spoiler: the SettleForSibling deal]], but even after he does so, he [[spoiler: bullies and pressures Tita when NiceGuy Dr. Brown shows interest in her]]? '''Come ON, Pedro.'''
7th Apr '13 2:25:10 PM Scabbard
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* GRatedSex: [[spoiler: Tita and Pedro]] initially have sex [[spoiler: through the food Tita cooks, which is how she expresses herself. Specifically, Tita is, in a way, actually ''penetrating'' Pedro when eats her cooking. Pedro's raving compliments of her cooking is also gratuitous, at least until Mama Elena "asks" him to stop.]] [[AvertedTrope Averted]] later on with Juan and Gertrudis, [[spoiler: and others,]] who have sex for real.
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* GRatedSex: [[spoiler: Tita and Pedro]] initially have sex [[spoiler: through the food Tita cooks, which is how she expresses herself. Specifically, Tita is, in a way, actually ''penetrating'' Pedro when he eats her cooking. Pedro's raving compliments of her cooking is also gratuitous, at least until Mama Elena "asks" him to stop.]] [[AvertedTrope Averted]] later on with Juan and Gertrudis, [[spoiler: and others,]] who have sex for real.
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