Jovita is Tita’s childhood schoolteacher. She is widowed at a young age and left to raise a child as a single mother. She never has any suitors or love interests again. Jovita goes half mad, staying up all night to clean the streets each night before coming to work at school the next morning. Tita believes it is Jovita’s loneliness that drives her to madness.
The timeline below shows where the character Jovita appears in Like Water for Chocolate. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 11: November – “Beans with Chile Tezcucana Style”