Day 4

In the Time of the Butterflies Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

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    What types of language does Patria use to demonstrate her commitment to her faith and how it influences her view of the world?

    Continuing a theme from her previous chapters, Patria uses personification and similes that show her connection to both heaven and earth, demonstrating her commitment to her faith and her country. For example, Patria describes herself as "shaking like when a breeze blows through the sacristy and the votive candles flicker" when Padre de Jesus tells her that he cannot help give her direction because he, too, is lost (154). She repeatedly uses spiritual language to describe earthly phenomena. For example, when seeing the beautiful...

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