Literature a2 class1 iii term

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  • 1. Spotlight Literature – A2Spotlight Literature – A2
  • 2.   She was born in 1950 in Mexico  She used to write while working as a teacher in a kindergarten.  In her novels, She expresses the relationship between men and women in Mexico. Laura Esquivel
  • 3.  Like Water for Chocolate  It is a popular novel published in 1989 by first-time Mexican novelist Laura Esquivel.  The novel follows the story of a young girl named Tita who longs her entire life to marry her lover, Pedro, but can never have him because of her mother's family tradition of the youngest daughter not marrying but taking care of her mother until the day she dies. Tita is only able to express herself when she cooks.  Esquivel employs magical realism to combine the supernatural with the ordinary.
  • 4.  Characters: Tita Mama Elena
  • 5.  Characters: Pedro Rosaura
  • 6.  Characters: Gertrudes Dr. John Brown
  • 7.  Characters: Nacha y Chencha
  • 8.  Characters: Roberto, Esperanza y Alex
  • 9.  Key Characters  Tita – the protagonist, youngest daughter of Mama Elena  Mama Elena – forceful, tyrannical matriarch of the De La Garza family  Pedro – Tita’s true love and soul mate  Rosaura – second daughter of Mama Elena, who marries Pedro  Gertrudis – eldest daughter, becomes a general in the revolutionary army  Dr. John Brown – falls in love with Tita, unrequited love  Nacha – the ranch cook, Tita’s mentor  Chencha – Tita’s companion in the kitchen  Roberto & Esperanza – children of Pedro and Rosaura  Alex – son of Dr. Brown, father of the narrator. Marries Esperanza
  • 10.  Chapter Organization Month by Month  January: Christmas Rolls  February: Chabela Wedding Cake  March: Quail in Rose Petal Sauce  April: Turkey Mole with Almonds and Pumpkin Seeds  May: Northern Style Chorizo  June: A Recipe for Making Matches  July: Ox Tail Soup  August: Champandongo  September: Chocolate and Three Kings Day Bread  October: Cream Fritters  November: Beans with Chile Tezcucana Style 