In the Time of The Butterflies: Who is the True Heroine Among the Four? For many years, the definition of a hero has been vague and unclear. People with different perspectives worshiped their own heroes. From a businessman's eyes, a hero may be someone who can come with brilliant idea, in contrast, patriots may praise the ones who are willing to sacrifice for the nation. However, from the contradiction of thousands of unique thoughts, a common ground can be drawn between them. That is, a hero is not being what he can be nor being more than what he can be, but to be what she never thought he could possibly be. Not long since, a teacher, an image that is traditionally thought to be soft, who does not employ to protect the students' lives with his, was shot because he was trying to save the students from the bloody claw of the shooters, he was admired greatly.
In the same situation, if replaced the teacher with a police officer, he will also be admired, but not as greatly as the teacher. This is because he was trained that way, he has the responsibility, he has prepared to sacrifice therefore, the courage he has paid is far less compare to a teacher who was trained to teach. The similar situation has happened in the novel In the Time of the Butterflies. All four but one Mirbal Sisters have prepared to sacrifice. But there is one, the only exception, the only unsung heroine among the four, the one who was trained to be the traditional housekeeper, the one who lived unwillingly after all three sisters are gone, and her name is Dede.
There is one common Chinese saying: one's lifetime character is determined by the age of three, after that,