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Like Water for Chocolate. by Laura Esquival. Hook. A piece of dark chocolate lays on your desk. Open it, and eat it. Hold it in your mouth and consider the flavor. Consider the following statement. In what way is it true? Love is a piece of dark chocolate.

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Like water for chocolate

Like Water for Chocolate

by Laura Esquival


Like water for chocolate

Hook

  • A piece of dark chocolate lays on your desk. Open it, and eat it. Hold it in your mouth and consider the flavor. Consider the following statement. In what way is it true?

    • Love is a piece of dark chocolate.

  • Now take the piece of milk chocolate from your desk and place it in your mouth, holding it there and savoring the flavor. Answer the following question:

    • In what way is love also like milk chocolate?


Literary focus

Literary Focus

  • Student objectives from Sampson County Pacing Guide:

    • (1.1) Explore the role of the magical and the fantastic in Latin American literature.

    • (1.2) Explore narrative forms and techniques in Latin American literature.

    • (1.3) Analyze the role of time in Latin American narrative.

    • (1.5) Explore the role of local and universal themes in Latin American literature.

    • (1.6) Consider the challenges of translation, including the different connotations that various cultures attach to given words.

    • (1.7) Offer insightful inferences regarding the themes of the text. Create clear, original, specific thesis statements.

    • (1.8) Organize concrete evidence and supporting textual details to support a thesis statement.

    • (1.9) Use precise language, avoiding casual language and clichés.

    • (1.10) Write appropriate transitions to organize paragraphs.

    • (1.11) Analyze how literary devices produce meaning.

    • (2.2) Consider how literature both draws on and questions cultural traditions.

    • (2.5) Write a close literary analysis of a work of poetry, fiction, or drama, considering language use and literary elements.


Historical context

Historical Context

  • Mexican Revolution

    • General Diaz in charge

    • Wealthy vs. Poor

    • Struggle for power

      • Pancho Villa

      • Emiliano Zapata

      • Francisco Madero

      • Venustiano Carranza

    • Massive battle for presidential control

    • Multiple factions of guerilla warfare in the countryside

    • Carranza wins


Background information

Background Information

  • Serial novel in monthly installments about the de la Garza family in Mexico leading up to and during the Mexican Revolution (1895-1917 and beyond)

    • Recipes

  • Family traditions

  • Cultural values

  • Cultural traditions

  • Feminism

  • Love

  • Appearance vs. reality

  • Family obligation

  • Honor


Title

Title

  • The phrase "like water for chocolate" comes from the Spanish comoaguaparachocolate

  • This phrase is a common expression in some Spanish-speaking countries

    • It means that one is very angry; in some Latin American countries, such as Mexico, hot chocolate is made not with milk, but with near-boiling water instead

    • An alternate interpretation of the saying "like water for chocolate" is to be like water that is hot enough to receive the chocolate (when preparing hot chocolate to drink); it is a metaphor for describing a state of passion or sexual arousal – this describes the bubbling passion Tita and Pedro have for each other throughout the book


Characters

Characters

Primary Characters in Like Water for Chocolate


Assignment

Assignment

  • As we read Laura Esquival’sLike Water for Chocolate, keep a character journal of the characters in the following slides in your notes. Make notes in your character journal of the following observations:

    • Your own personal like or dislike of the character and why

    • Their relationships with others

    • Specific events that occur which involve them

    • Named character traits (probably not listed in the text… this is something you are supplying through your evaluation)

    • Notation about the device/text (evidence) that supports your evaluation that the character possesses the particular trait


Elena de la garza

Elena de la Garza

  • Known as Mama Elena

  • Mother of Rosauro, Gertrudis, and Tita

  • Cruel, overbearing, and has suffered some disappointment in her life


Gertrudis de la garza

Gertrudis de la Garza

  • Tita’s oldest sister

  • Illegitimate daughter of Mama Elena

  • Runs away with Juan Alejandrez, a captain in the insurrectionist military

  • Very passionate


Rosauro de la garza

Rosauro de la Garza

  • Tita’s older sister and the middle child of the de la Garza family

  • Favorite of Mama Elena

  • Rival of Tita’s


Josefita tita de la garza

Josefita (Tita) de la Garza

  • Main character (What is this called?)

  • Has the ability to cook her emotions into the food she makes

  • The youngest daughter in the family


Pedro muzquiz

Pedro Muzquiz

  • Neighbor of the de la Garza family

  • Another main protagonist

  • Titafalls in love with Pedro at first sight, and vice versa


Nacha

Nacha

  • Raises Tita in the kitchen

  • Cook for the de la Garza family

  • Knows many things! (important)


Pre reading activities

Pre-Reading Activities

for Laura Esquival’sLike Water for Chocolate


Pre reading journal entry

Pre-Reading Journal Entry

  • Title your journal entry: Family Traditions

  • The novel Like Water for Chocolate is deeply rooted in the concept of family traditions, whether good or bad. Write a one-page journal entry on a family tradition that your family follows. Use the following questions to guide and help inspire your writing:

    • What is the tradition about?

    • When does the tradition take place?

    • Who is involved in the tradition?

    • Who started the tradition?

    • What is the best part about the tradition?

    • Is there a particular reason why it is enjoyable/not enjoyable for you?


Review pop quiz

Review Pop Quiz

  • Write out the definitions of the following terms on a separate sheet of paper, answering as completely as possible:

    • Hyperbole –

    • Metaphor –

    • Theme –

    • Simile –

    • Magical Realism –

    • Personification –


Activity the mexican revolution 1 11 minutes

Activity: The Mexican Revolution (1-11 minutes)

  • http://www.history.com/topics/mexican-revolution/videos#the-mexican-revolution-special

    • Explain what caused the Mexican Revolution.

    • Who were the main activists involved in the Mexican Revolution?

    • Class conflict was a big issue in the Mexican Revolution. Explain the conditions which caused workers to revolt in Mexico.

    • What date did the Mexican Revolution start? How many people were involved in the beginning? Who were the two opposing leaders involved?


Reading january

Reading January

  • While reading January, make notes on the following before answering them fully with a partner:

    • From what point of view is the story told in the beginning? Who is the narrator – even though you don’t know her name, what is her relationship to Tita?

    • What is the literary device used to tell the story of Tita’s pre-birth, birth, and afterbirth? Identify each sentence that contains one. Explain how it enhances the story of the birth itself.

    • Compare and contrast the way in which Tita was raised from the way her sisters were raised.

    • Explain why Tita may not marry Pedro. What is this an example of (hint…think back to the list of topics that we went over before reading the novel)?

    • What was the author’s purpose in personifying the table on page 11? What effect does it have? Explain.

    • What is the flaw in Mama Elena’s tradition? Explain.

    • What literary device is used to describe the grief that Tita feels on page 19? What is the author’s purpose in using this device? What does the author compare the grief to and why?

    • Explain why Pedro marries Rosaura. Predict the kind of marriage that you think Pedro and Rosaura will have and explain why.


Activity

Activity

  • Watch from the 1:42 to 14:17

    • http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0064DZIQS/ref=avod_yvl_watch_now

  • Discussion:

    • Explain how the narrative structure of the novel differs from that of the film.


Reading february

Reading February

  • While reading February, make notes on the following before answering them fully with a partner:

    • Explain why Tita thought she heard a baby chicken inside the last egg that was to go into the cake for her sister’s wedding.

    • February reveals a lot about Mama Elena’s character through her actions, otherwise known as indirect characterization. Take a moment to discuss with your partner Mama Elena’s actions, and then each make an entry into your character journal about Mama Elena, using specific textual references from February to support what you say about Mama Elena.

    • Evaluate Tita’s loyalty to her family and explain the actions that reveal her loyalty.

    • Explain Tita’s “white blindness.” What does the color white represent?

    • What extra ingredient does Tita add to the Chabela wedding cake? What effect does it have on the guests?

    • Evaluate the fairness or unfairness of the situation in February as it pertains to the following characters, and predict what you think their life will be like under the current circumstances:

      • Pedro

      • Tita

      • Rosaura


February activity

February Activity

  • Broken Heart Syndrome

    • http://articles.chicagotribune.com/2012-02-22/news/ct-x-broken-heart-syndrome-20120222_1_stress-cardiomyopathy-heart-attack-heart-syndrome

  • Watch the film from 14:00 – 24:00 minutes


Reading march

Reading March

  • While reading March, make notes on the following before answering them fully with a partner:

    • Compare the effects of the Quail in Rose Petal Sauce on Pedro and Mama Elena.

    • Why did Pedro give Tita a bouquet of roses, and what did Tita do with the roses?

    • Describe Mama Elena’s reaction to Pedro giving Tita roses.

    • How does Tita kill the quail, and what goes wrong? What does Tita learn about herself and Mama Elena through the quail?

    • What inference (conclusion) can be made for the following passage? “She just pretended that each quail had a soft-boiled egg stuck in its crop and that she was delivering it from this suffering, mercifully, by giving its neck a good twist. As a child she would have chosen death over those soft-boiled eggs she was made to eat” (p.49-50).

    • Explain Mama Elena’s reaction to both Tita and Rosaura’s meals.

    • Compare and contrast Gertrudis and Juan’s (the revolutionary) relationship with that of Tita and Pedro.

    • Compare and contrast Pedro with Juan, the revolutionary.

    • After Father Ignacio informs Mama Elena that Gertrudis is working in a brothel on the boarder, what is Mama Elena’s reaction? Why?

    • What is the significance of the chile in walnut sauce?


Reading april

Reading April

  • While reading April, make notes on the following before answering them fully with a partner:

    • Why does Tita invent new recipes? Why don’t they provide the results she desires?

    • Who is John Brown? Why is he willing to visit the ranch twice a day?

    • How do the guests feel after eating Tita’s Turkey Mole? Why doesn’t the meal effect Mama Elena?

    • Describe Tita’s feelings toward her nephew, Roberto. What causes these feelings?

    • Titano longer feels that Pedro lied to her on his wedding day. What has occurred to change her mind?

    • What eases the feeling of loneliness Tita has from losing Nacha and Pedro?

    • Explain how Tita was able to feed Roberto. How is this an example of magical realism?

    • What is your opinion on the comment that Mama Elena makes that “Children shouldn’t be away from their mothers.” (p.77) What does this comment say about Mama Elena?

    • Why does Mama Elena tell Father Ignacio that it will be best if Rosauraand Pedro go to live in San Antonio with Mama Elena’s cousin?

    • Why does Mama Elena feel that she does not need a man?

    • How has the revolution touch the lives of the people on the ranch?


March april activities

March & April Activities

  • Viewing Like Water for Chocolate

    • 24 – 29 minutes

    • 32 – 36:20

    • 36:34 – 43 minutes (Pedro and Tita get steamy, and Rosaura and Pedro leave)

    • 44 – just before the end (Tita goes crazy and Doctor Brown saves her) Stop before “THE” scene. 


Like water for chocolate

May

  • How does Roberto’s death affect Tita?

  • Explain what happens to Tita in the dovecote.

  • Describe Mama Elena and Captain Juan Alejandrez’s reactions to one another when they meet.

  • Why did Captain Juan Alejandrez bow to Mama Elena when he and his men left the ranch?

  • What secrets did Mama Elena and Captain Juan Alejandrez keep to themselves?

  • Describe Tita’s reactions to Mama Elena after learning of the death of her nephew.

  • What animal did Tita substitute for Roberto? Why?

  • What was Mama Elena’s one fear in life?

  • Doctor Brown finds Tita in the dovecote. Describe her condition.

  • Where did Mama Elena instruct Doctor Brown to take Tita? Did he follow Mama Elena’s instructions? Why or why not?


Like water for chocolate

June

  • Why does Tita prefer silence?

  • Explain Morning Light’s theory about the box of matches inside each person.

  • While at Doctor Brown’s Tita realizes her own hands for the first time; she did not know what to do with her hands. Why?

  • What is the significance of Doctor Brown’s phosphorus experiment?

  • Titawrites on the wall in phosphorescent letters: “Because I don’t want to” (p. 118). The author tells us that this is the first step toward freedom. Discuss the significance of these five words and why they are a sign of Tita’s first step toward freedom.


Like water for chocolate

July

  • Why does Tita return to the ranch? How does she treat Mama Elena and what is her response?

  • Compare the way John makes Tita feel with the way Pedro makes her feel.

  • What causes Tita to return to her senses?

  • Describe what takes place as Tita returns to her senses?

  • After Mama Elena’s death, Tita goes through her things. What secret does Tita find out about her mother? Do Tita’s feelings for her mother change? Why or why not?

  • Describe the conflicting feelings Tita has when she is with John and Pedro?

  • What causes Mama Elena’s death?


August

August

  • Who is Esperanza, and how is she like Tita? Use specific quotes from the novel to support your response.

  • How is Tita “like water for chocolate?” Use specific quotes from the novel to support your response.

  • Describe Esperanza’s birth, using specific quotes from the novel to support your response.

  • Compare and contrast Esperanza’s birth to that of Tita, using at least three similarities and one difference.

  • Explain the debate over naming Esperanza. What was the problem? Be specific and use quotes from the text to support your answer.

  • Explain how Tita was able to get Esperanza to sleep with her mother.

  • Analyze the relationship between Esperanza and Rosauraas compared to Tita and Mama Elena.

  • Who does Alex want to marry? Explain the problem with this.


1 st block groups

1st Block Groups

You will be divided into groups of three for reading September, October, and November. Read carefully within your group, creating a timeline of important events, noting anything significant that happens to each character, and keeping track of significant examples of magical realism, hyperbole, simile, and metaphor found within the chapter. You will report your findings back to the class and “teach” them your chapter. You will be given a grade based on your oral presentation and quality of teaching, so do a good job and give each person in the group a speaking part.

  • September Group 1: Hirvig, Josh, Carlos

  • September Group 2: Jennifer, Elvis, Melissa

  • October Group 1: Amber, Tyler, Kiara

  • October Group 2: Jacinto, Paula, Brittanie

  • November Group 1: Trace, Joshua Johnson, Ronald

  • November Group 2: Jordan, Sam, Mackenzie


3 rd block groups

3rd Block Groups

You will be divided into groups of three for reading September, October, and November. Read carefully within your group, creating a timeline of important events, noting anything significant that happens to each character, and keeping track of significant examples of magical realism, hyperbole, simile, and metaphor found within the chapter. You will report your findings back to the class and “teach” them your chapter. You will be given a grade based on your oral presentation and quality of teaching, so do a good job and give each person in the group a speaking part.

  • September Group 1: Jose, ShaWarn, Angel

  • September Group 2: Ashley, Frankie, Willie, Shirlene

  • October Group 1: Maurice, Danielle, David

  • October Group 2: Alex, Courtney, LeAnn, Tripp

  • November Group 1: Alaina, Joe, Alexsis

  • November Group 2: Kristen, Michael, Nick, Tabatha


September

September

  • What did Gertrudis intend to show Mama Elenaand explain her reasons? Be specific and use textual references to support your response.

  • Explain how the King’s Day bread is symbolic of Tita’schildhood.

  • As a child one Christmas, Tita receives a special gift that does not come from Mama Elena. Describe the gift and who gives it to her.

  • Explain why Pedro and Rosaura sleep in separate rooms. Be specific, and use textual references to support your response.

  • What item is placed inside of the King’s Day bread? What is the significance of this?

  • Explain how Titasaves Gertrudis and Juan’s marriage?

  • Explain the irony behind Mama Elena telling Tita that she has forgotten all morality, respect, and good behavior? “You are worthless, a good-for-nothing who doesn’t respect even yourself” (p. 173). What type of irony is it?

  • Explain the significance of the title Like Water for Chocolate to the theme of the novel.

  • Titareminisces about her childhood wishes on Kings Day. As an adult with this special day approaching, what wishes does she contemplate for Esperanza, Rosaura, Pedro, Mama Elena and herself?


October

October

  • Explain how Pedro is burned.

  • What does Gertrudis take with her when she leaves the ranch?

  • Compare and contrast Tita and Chencha's feelings toward having Gertrudisand her men at the ranch.

  • Discuss the advice Gertrudis gave to Tita. What was her reasoning?

  • While Tita was talking to Pedro, whom did Gertrudis ask to help her with syrup for the fritters? Why did Chencha refuse to help her?

  • What words did Tita speak to Mama Elena that finally made her disappear? What was Mama Elena’s reaction (What was her last evil act upon her family)?

  • Both Gertrudis and Tita are caught up in a love triangle. Compare and contrast their individual situations.

  • John finally returns to the ranch. He has brought Tita a bouquet of flowers. Compare and contrast Tita’s reactions to receiving the flowers from John to that of receiving her first bouquet of flowers from Pedro. Is she pleased to see John? Why or why not?


November

November

  • Explain why Tita thinks she should leave the ranch.

  • Explain what causes the hen hurricane.

  • “Tita couldn’t understand Pedro’s attitude; he was behaving like a child throwing a tantrum” (p. 211). Discuss the text and explain how Pedro is behaving like a child.

  • Explain Rosura’s weight-loss and what causes her to gain weight.

  • Discuss the confrontation that takes place between Rosaura and Tita. How are their values different? What power does Rosaura have over Tita?

  • Discuss how Rosaura was able to hurt Tita more deeply than before when she married Pedro, “she had known how to hurt Tita most deeply” (p.251).

  • Who is Jovita? What causes Tita to remember her? Why does Tita not want to be like her?

  • Discuss John’s reaction to Tita when she suggests that their wedding be postponed.

  • “What surprised her was that he knew without a doubt that his rival was Pedro.” (p. 223) Should John’s knowledge of Pedro as his rival surprise Tita? Were you surprised that John knew Pedro was the man that Tita spoke of? Why or why not?


December

December

  • Why does Esperanza’s wedding have special significance for Tita?

  • What legacy does Tita leave her family?

  • Why do you think Rosaura died? What was the official diagnosis given for Rosaura’s death?

  • Discuss the pact among Rosaura, Tita and Pedro. What causes the pact to be broken?

  • Why did Pedro request the orchestra to play “The Eyes of Youth?”

  • Explain how the education Rosaura wants for Esperanza differs from the education Titawants for her?

  • Explain how Esperanza is able to attend school.

  • Explain why Tita is pleased to see all the chilies disappear from the platter.

  • Why does Pedro die?

  • Explain the symbolism of Tita’s act of eating the candles.


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