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A Glimpse of the Mind of Tita The story of Tita is one of immense pain and sorrow one of intense longing that is forbidden due to family tradition Tita wishes to marry the man she loves Pedro Muzquiz but in a ironic twist of fate her mother decides that due to the familys tradition Tita may not marry anyone so that she can take care of her mother in her old age This feeling of unfairness permeates the entire story giving the reader a glimpse inside of the mind psyche and soul of a wronged woman In Like Water for Chocolate Laura Esquivel shows the personality of a very complex young woman Tita One of the most apparent traits of Tita is her rebelliousness and strong-willed nature One example shown on pg 2 in the last paragraph is when the sausage animals had to be taken apart to fry the sausage Tita refused to do it 2 These instances where she refused to allow the sausage animals to be broken apart reflects her strong-willed personality Her rebelliousness also shines through in the fact that she wanted to keep things her own way Also on page 4 in the 5th paragraph of the second column Esquivel states Still Tita did not submit Doubts and anxieties sprang to her mind 4 The fact that she argued with her mother in this part after being directly told not to helps establish her rebellious nature That same rebelliousness also fuels and brings forth her strong-willed opinions and hard-headedness Furthermore on the 5th page in the 3rd paragraph of the 2nd column Titas mother asks Are you starting up with your rebelliousness again 5 In this instance her rebellious nature is directly stated as her mother berates her Her rebelliousness is then quelled so that she doesnt get into deeper trouble with Mami Tita is shown to be a very rebellious and strong-willed person both of which
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