In the Time of the Butterflies

Why might Alvarez have chosen not to write from the point of view of any of the men?


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Alavarez wrote this novel to tell the stories of the sisters, of the reasons they became involved in the revolution, and the motivations that drove them. This story isn't written from the point of view of the men because they aren't the story..... the story is the women...... their needs, their motivations, their fears, and the difficult decisions that faced them everyday. Decisions that affected their children, their parents, their friends, and their neighbors; decisions that added to the danger and worries.