Essays Tagged: "Mama Elena"

Like water for chocolate by Laura Esquivel

m pursuing their love- a family tradition. This tradition states that the youngest daughter born to Mama Elena must take care of her until she dies, meaning Tita could not be married but must devote a ...

(3 pages) 137 1 4.4 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Refecciones sobre Como Agua Para Chocolate

e pasar su vida cuidando de su madre y nunca casarse. Esto es la tradición de la familia. La mama de Tita, Mama Elena, es la canalla de la novela. Ella quiere que Tita siga la tradición ...

(2 pages) 31 0 3.0 Feb/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

A short, 4 paragraph essay, about the role women play in the book "Like Water for Chocolate" by Laura Esquival. Well graded(90%) May be a little vague in some areas, due to the subject matter.

between Tita and Pedro is described from the women's point of view. Another good example is, after Mama Elena's death, "...her presence was enough to inspire terror."(Esquival, 159). This goes to sho ... p aferward. It's easy to see that life was an ongoing struggle for the women of the ranch.Seeing as Mama Elena was the head of the ranch as well as a woman, that gave even more power to the other girl ...

(1 pages) 59 0 4.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Laura Esquivel's novel "Like Water for Chocolate";

oppressive and freeing. These two aspects of tradition are demonstrated most strongly through Tita. Mama Elena on the other hand represents the oppressive colonial tradition and Naucha and her recipes ... ion that is used in an attempt to exert control on the public. This is how colonialism uses it, and Mama Elena. In Like Water for Chocolate tradition is used to maintain a social hierarchy in which th ...

(7 pages) 89 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Like Water for Chocolate

e was forbidden to play with her sisters in her 'own world'." This passage shows us how indifferent Mama Elena treated Tita. Because here Tita was only six years old at the moment and she didn't inten ... that do enhance my knowledge of the novel. There are scenes in the film that show us the looks that Mama Elena gave Tita every time Tita showed the slightest hint of happiness. For example there is a ...

(2 pages) 37 0 2.3 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Feminist Ideals in Latin American literature and history

er family, as the youngest daughter she is bound to never love or wed, so that she may take care of Mama Elena in her old age. This reflects both the chauvinist idea that women cannot live alone and t ... th the chauvinist idea that women cannot live alone and the Catholic comparison to the Virgin Mary. Mama Elena, the family's matriarch, is an embittered woman who has lost the man she once loved. She ...

(7 pages) 139 0 4.8 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Quail in rose Petal Sauce. Through the magical realism in the Like Water For Chocolate, Tita express her love through cooking. Explanes Siginifance

by her discouraging, domineering mother. Tita, the protagonist of the story, lives with her mother, Mama Elena, two older sisters, Rosaura and Gertrudis, and the cook, Nacha. Magical realism illustrat ... Pedro, the still-fiery force of their love (transmitted through the food) has an intense effect on Mama Elena's second daughter, Gertrudis, who is whipped into a lustful state and flees the ranch in ...

(2 pages) 63 0 2.3 Apr/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

The Importance of Setting in 'Like Water for Chocolate' written by Laura Esquivel, and 'Paradise of the Blind' written by Duong Thu Huong

Tita's domain, where she alone is constantly working to obey the suffocating demands of her mother, Mama Elena. "Everything on the kitchen side of the door, on through the door leading to the patio an ... el uses the kitchen as a metaphor for Tita's refuge, both from the constant shower of commands from Mama Elena, and to elude the frequent occurrence of awkward moments she spends with Pedro, displayin ...

(6 pages) 38 0 3.8 Apr/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

Mama Elena Character Analysis

LIKE WATER FOR CHOCOLATE "“Character Commentary The character of Mama Elena presented in the novel Like Water for Chocolate, was not developed to its fullest potenti ... surprisingly shallow. Because of the one-dimensional quality of the character Esquivel has created, Mama Elena is at times little more than a foil to Tita, playing the evil stepmother to Tita's Cinder ... ak Tita's spirit and enforce the tradition of spinsterhood for the youngest daughter of the family. Mama Elena demands complete submission. This coldness and utter lack of humanity and empathy is illu ...

(2 pages) 5217 0 0.0 May/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Significance Of Fire In Like Water For Chocolate

s used to describe the absense of passion) influences the way that the reader views the characters, Mama Elena, Tita, Pedro, Rosaura and Gertrudis and illustrates the love, lust and emotion that are c ... the use of fire in the text have significance, the absence of fire, or cold also holds importance. Mama Elena embodies this cold that exists in the novel. Although there was once love in her life, no ...

(4 pages) 15 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The roles of domineering heads

pressive. They are both despotic. Esteban Trueba, in Isabel Allende's The House of the Spirits, and Mama Elena, in Laura Esquivel's Like Water for Chocolate, are two very similar authoritarian charact ... tion to worry her. Gertrudis, in Like Water for Chocolate, runs away from home rather than rebel in Mama Elena's house and face her wrath and to obtain sexual freedom. She runs from the adversity and ...

(4 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

Like water for chocolate example

characters. It doesn't manage to capture the moods and atmosphere compared to the book.When we see Mama Elena giving birth to Tita in the beginning of the film, she started off with chopping onions a ... after the wedding, Pedro gave Tita a bouquet of roses to celebrate her first year as a ranch cook. Mama Elena gave her a sharp look and told her to throw those away, but she couldn't. Deciding on mak ...

(3 pages) 16 0 5.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Literature: Creative Writing: Persuasive Revolution in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquirel prolongs as Tita (daughter) maintains her lack of strength, and tolerance for Mama Elena.

ike Water for Chocolate, by Laura Esquirel a major revolution develops between mother and daughter, Mama Elena and Tita. Like most revolutions, traditions contribute a major role. Tradition states tha ... states that the youngest daughter must not marry, but must take care of the mother until she dies. Mama Elena seems to be restricting all freedom her youngest daughter has, even after death as a spir ...

(4 pages) 10 0 0.0 May/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Boiling Point in Like Water for Chocolate

ike Water for Chocolate though we see the main character of Tita being ultimately restricted by her Mama Elena's "traditions". It is her mother's reasoning that as tradition dictates Tita as the young ... onforms to it due in part to her fear of her mother and her innate tendencies to give way to please Mama Elena. It is also because it is "tradition", the idea "of it has always been so, so shall it" b ...

(3 pages) 1195 0 0.0 Oct/2009

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

the mexican revolution

sed the residents of Mexico to rise up and rebel. The same goes for Tita's family. Tita didn't like Mama Elena's traditions and hated the fact that she forced them on her so harshly. Tita tried numero ... ions and hated the fact that she forced them on her so harshly. Tita tried numerous things to avoid Mama Elena's tradition which therefore cause her actions to be considered as a sense of rebellion in ...

(3 pages) 0 0 0.0 May/2014

Subjects: History Term Papers > Middle Eastern History