Like Water for Chocolate


Laura Esquivel

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Jose Treviño Character Analysis

Jose Treviño is Mama Elena’s secret lover and childhood sweetheart. He is described as “mulatto” because his father was Mexican and his mother was black, the child of escaped slaves from the Unites States. He is the biological father of Gertrudis. By the time Tita discovers their affair, Treviño is already dead.
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Jose Treviño Character Timeline in Like Water for Chocolate

The timeline below shows where the character Jose Treviño appears in Like Water for Chocolate. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
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...hidden away in one of the closets. There, she finds letters from a man named José Treviño. She discovers that Treviño was the illicit son of a local man and a black... (full context)