Tita’s bedspread represents her resilient sense of survival and hope. Tita begins making the blanket after Pedro first expresses his plans to propose marriage, intending to have it ready for their matrimonial bed. After Pedro becomes engaged to Rosaura, Tita stays awake all night crocheting the blanket. Even after the marriage, she continues to crochet the blanket each night, adding different colors of yarn. The different colors represent the changes that happen in Tita’s life, all of which she survives and incorporates into her being. After her nervous breakdown when she hears of Roberto’s death, Tita leaves the ranch with nothing but her bedspread, which Chencha runs out to give to her before she leaves.
Tita’s Bedspread Quotes in Like Water for Chocolate
Not that night, nor many others, for as long as she lived, could she free herself from that cold.