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Laura Esquirels Like Water for Chocolate is a modern day Romeo and Juliet filled with mouthwatering recipes It has become a valued part of American literature The novel became so popular that it was developed into a film becoming a success in both America and Mexico Alfonso Arau directs the film After reading the novel and seeing the movie I discovered several distinct differences between the two as well as some riveting similarities The novel begins with the main character Tita being born on the kitchen table Tita had no need for the usual slap on the bottom because she was already crying as she emerged maybe that was because she knew that it would be her lot in life to be denied marriage Tita was literally washed into this world on a great tide of tears that spilled over the edge of the table and flooded across the kitchen floor Esquirel 6 Although this is included in the film with tremendous accuracy the movie begins with a different scene The movie opens with Titas father going to a bar to celebrate the birth of his daughter On the way a friend informs him of his wifes Mama Elena affair with a man having Negro blood in his veins The terrible news brings on a heart attack killing him instantly In the book this information is not given until the middle chapters As the novel continues another character is introduced Gertrudis Gertrudis the older sister of Tita is the first to rebel against her mothers wishes Wanting to escape the securities of home Gertrudis is overwhelmed by her lustful passions A soldier not too far away Juan inhales the aroma of her desire and heads her way The aroma from Gertrudis body guided himThe woman desperately needed a man to quench the red-hot fire that was raging inside herGertrudis stopped running when she saw him riding toward her Naked as she was with
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