In the Time of the Butterflies

how is one of the mirabal sister's life protrayed as a bildungroman?

bildungsroman is a coming of age tale or novel which features a character or characters who grow up during the course of the story.

please explain using only chapters 1-8

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Follow the link below; information you may be able to use begins in paragraph five.

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"The novel In The Time of The Butterflies by Julia Alvarez is known as a bildungsroman, or a coming of age story. In these types of novels, the main character(s), usually young, experience something in their lives that have a lasting effect on the way they grow up and develop morally, psychologically, and intellectually. In the novel, Alvarez tells the story of the four Mirabal sisters, three of whom join a revolution against Trujillo, a dreadful dictator in Alvarez’s birthplace of the Dominican Republic. Minerva, Patria, and Mate, the sisters who join the revolution, experience a lot throughout their short lives that made them they women they were. Many of us, including myself have experienced something in our lives that similar to the Mirabal sisters changed us forever."

Note, I disagree with the author in the opening paragraph...... I have never experienced anything in my life that is similar to the Mirabel sisters..... I doubt that many have...