Coldness, in contrast with fire, represents the condition of the spirit without love. When Tita feels cold, it is always because she is feeling desolate and hopeless. Often, she feels cold when she has lost the opportunity to pursue her feelings for Pedro. When Mama Elena first offers Rosaura to Pedro, Tita is overcome with an unshakeable inner chill that no quantity of woolen blankets can warm. When Pedro dies after all of his inner matches are lit with fire, Tita knows she will never find another love to light her own inner matches, and she begins to feel cold overtake her.
Coldness/ Chills 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.