quotes for trujillo abuse of power
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"And that's how I got free. I don't mean just going to sleepaway school on a train with a trunkful of new things. I mean in my head after I got to Inmaculada and met Sinita and saw what happened to Lina and realized that I'd just left a small cage to go into a bigger one, the size of our whole country."
Minerva uses "free" to mean enlightened; at Inmaculada Concepcion, she realizes that the Trujillo she has believed in does not exist, and the seeds of a revolutionary are sown within her.
"And on the third day He rose again ..." Chapter 10
The theme of Trujillo trucking on Jesus' reputation is interlaced with her (Patria) own connection to Jesus, for she prays to Trujillo every time she passes his portrait. She prays to him, "Take me instead, I'll be your sacrificial lamb."
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