Like Water for Chocolate


Laura Esquivel

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Jesús is Chencha’s childhood sweetheart and later husband, and the father of their baby. As a young man, Chencha’s parents send him away. After years apart, he meets her again and proposes marriage. Contrary to Chencha’s fears, he doesn’t judge her when he learns she isn’t a virgin. After their wedding, he comes to work with her on the ranch. He is very quiet and compliant.
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Jesús Character Timeline in Like Water for Chocolate

The timeline below shows where the character Jesús appears in Like Water for Chocolate. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 8: August – “Champandongo”
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Chencha arrives at the ranch with her quiet, gentle new husband, Jesús. Tita is overjoyed to see Chencha, who “as usual, had dropped out of the sky... (full context)