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Like Water For Chocolate

In Like Water for Chocolate the narrator, a woman, sees everything in life from an emotional standpoint. She tells the basic history of her family through the "rose colored" glasses of emotion. To her, the things that happened to her family, while some were tragic, were still wonderful love stories. Family to the narrator was the most important thing in life, with family by your side she thought that you could accomplish anything. She saw life through love and emotion and not through the eyes of hatred or war.The film, Like Water for Chocolate, represents a story through incorporating the idea of food as feelings and expressing the woman’s roles during the Mexican Revolution. The film is a romantic-comedy showing many joking ways of hard times and soft issues and the way of life. The most striking and theme seems to be how women seem to be in charge rather then males; during this time period, I thought that men were more likely to be the head of the household and in charge.Throughout the film, the main overall theme is that a woman had an illegitimate daughter with someone while she was married, her husband left her, and she was alone with three girls and the youngest, Tita, was to never marry because she was to take care of her mother until the day she died. As Tita grew her and a boy, Pedro, fell in love, but her mother would not allow her to marry, and instead, he married her sister, Rosaura, to be close to her. Pedro and Rosaura had their last child and Rosaura vowed she would not be able to marry because she too, like Tita, would have to take care of her until the day she died. Tita very much hated this idea, as she hated how her mother controlled her and forbade her to not marry her only love, as seen at the end when Rosaura dies, Pedro and Tita are now able to get married at last. This silly tradition of the youngest girl taking care of her mother shows the power of family traditions and most likely, a Latin America...

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