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Not to downplay or critize Esquivel but the way she fashioned her text was done so in a way that certain things were evident from the very beginning One such instance is the fate of Pedro the divine love to Tita The reader understands very early on that he is predestined to parish in a glories tragic display of their eternal love While this act may be labeled predictable the author still managed to throw in a few twists The manor in which Titas love wavers for example with the good doctor During that brief section of the story she overrates and glorifies the relationship while underplaying Pedros character and his significance entirely This causes the reader to change gears questioning the very foundation of the stereotypical cheesy romance novel Even with such aspects taken into consideration the novelty is not dwelled on for a direly extensive interval of time and the story quickly reverts back to its primary scheme bringing back all of the same expectations and previous predictions Never judge a book by its cover has managed to become something of a clich in personal day-to-day sayingswith good reason of course However it is important to always remember there are other good rules of thumb a good reader must strive to observe even if they may not be trendy sayings Case in point when a story seems to be following a traditional sometimes even mundane template strive to digest the material in another perspective No two snowflakes are ever exactly alike in a sense this trend is displayed in creative writing While the precedent may be set There is no such rule carved in stone that states it must be completely upheld Esquivel managed to follow the pre-intended design while at the same time she flexed her creative muscles by throwing a twist the readers way Pedro does die tradition upheld stereotypes bought into but his death did not limit any of
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