In the Time of the Butterflies

Alvarez uses many details in The Time of the Butterflies. Describe Minerva, and Maria Tersesa.

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María Argentina Minerva Mirabal is the third Mirabal sister, and the one most wrapped up in the revolution. She and her revolutionary husband, Manolo Tavarez, have two children: Minou and Manolito.

Antonia María Teresa Mirabal, or "Mate," is the youngest Mirabal sister. Her sections of In the Time of the Butterflies are narrated in diary form. She is married to Leandro Guzman.