¿Mujeres poderosas?: Los personajes femeninos en Como agua para chocolate de Laura Esquivel
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Powerful women? : The female characters in Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel (English)
This literary essay attempts to analyze the novel Como agua para chocolate (Like Water for Chocolate) written by Laura Esquivel. The focal point here lies in four of the female characters, how they are represented and if they possess or lack power. The power, the development of the characters and their struggle for independence are the main points of the analysis of this particular novel. Moreover, before the analysis, the feminist literary criticism, the characteristics of posboom and the authoress are represented along with the definition of power, the dynamic/static character and magic realism. The analysis demonstrates the gaining power of the main character Tita and her oldest sister Gertrudis. With certain transgressions they receive the power their mother once had. These transgressions help develop the two sisters and the result is self-realization and happiness.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 26 p.
Laura Esquivel, Como agua para chocolate, character, representation, power, strategy.
Languages and Literature
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-17486OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-17486DiVA: diva2:498752
Subject / course
Language, Culture and Communication Programme, 180 credits
2012-01-17, 13:15 (Spanish)
Löfquist, Eva, Lektor
Areyuna Villalobos, Hector, Professor