The Question and Answer section for In the Time of the Butterflies is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Papa had patriarchal beliefs. He felt that a woman's place was at home raising children rather than pursuing higher education.
Papa is stuck in his patriarchal view of women. He refuses to let Minerva enter a "man's world", and insists that she return to her “rabbit cage” after the convent school. I think this might foreshadow the rebellion that the sisters have against...
Do you know the chapter this is in?