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.
The novel takes place in the Dominican Republic, both in 1994 and under the Trujillo regime.
After the butterflies' deaths, Fela acts as a medium channeling their spirits.
The church responds to national events by supporting the revolutionaries. According to the text, the SIM has noticed the church has "thrown in its lot with the people."