Like Water for Chocolate. My Green Life Project. About the Author. Laura Esquivel: Born on September 30, 1950, in Mexico City, Mexico. She is a screenwriter, novelist and teacher. More on Esquivel. She likes to write stories that focus on the role of food in everyday experiences. .
Like Water for Chocolate
My Green Life Project
EACH CHAPTER BEGINS WITH A NEW MONTH AND A NEW RECIPE.
Where & When
The Mexican people rebelled against the dictatorship of President Diaz.
Wealth was concentrated in the hands of a few.
Injustice and corruption were rampant.
Native people of Mexico
Had darker skin color
Were considered inferior and evil by landowners
Had little access to education/rights
Were often indoctrinated through Catholicism
Chencha - The ranch maid
Roberto - The first child of Rosaura and Pedro
Esperanza - The second child of Rosaura and Pedro
Alex - The son of Dr. John Brown, and the father of the narrator. He marries Esperanza.
Each chapter will have an assigned quote attack handed out at the beginning of the week.
Each quote attack should be annotated at AP level.
All commentary should be meaningful and relevant.
1. What is the significance of Tita being unable to find solace in eating the Christmas Roll that Nacha left for her?
2. Why is Tita not allowed to marry Pedro according to Mama Elena and how does Tita feel about this stipulation?
3. How is Tita’s paradigm different than that of her sisters?
4. How does Esquivel use the sensory imagery of food to describe the way Pedro makes Tita feel?
Chapter 1 Quote Attack: See Handout