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Voz del pueblo voz del cielo Alvarez 199 meaning Talk of the people voice of God The novel In the Time of the Butterflies portrays what life was like under Rafael Trujillos regimen from 1930 to nearly 1961 His rigorous laws are brought out through many situations each Mirabal sister faces Citizens of the Dominican Republic come together amongst the revolution to spread their opinions and develop an awareness of whom theyre living under Throughout In the Time of the Butterflies Dede struggles with overcoming the loss of her sisters Patria battles with a loss of faith and Minerva is in conflict with Trujillos ongoing control and supremacy Dedes struggle with overcoming the loss of her sisters exhibits that shes very considerate of them teaches her to carry on their legend makes her question if its all worth it and helps her develop an everlasting remembrance of their impact Dedes ongoing upset feeling toward her loss indicates how much she truly loves her sisters Dede specifically states she would rather be dead with her sisters then alive without them It is not until a few months later she realizes she needs to be alive to carry on their legend In the same way Jaimito directly tells Dede its her Martyrdom to be alive without them Alvarez 308 She begins to question herself if everythings worth it Worth seeing her sisters end up dead after everything theyve done to try and break free of Trujillos regimen Although Dede never fully adapts to life without her sisters she is able to conquer her lost thoughts by selling life insurance It ends up being very ironic shes an insurance saleswoman because its after she loses her family to Trujillo and his men This time of her life is important because Dede feels shes saving the lives of families in remembrance of her own Dedes having to overcome the loss of her sisters is the key conflict she
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