In the Time of the Butterflies


Julia Alvarez

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In the Time of the Butterflies Symbols

The Rabbits

At the beginning of Minerva’s first narration she describes how she has felt caged her whole life, and she compares herself to the rabbits that her family keeps in pens. One day she opens… read analysis of The Rabbits

Portraits of Trujillo

Part of Trujillo’s personality cult is a rule that every family must have a picture of “El Jefe” (Trujillo) displayed in their home. There is a portrait of him in Mamá’s house next… read analysis of Portraits of Trujillo