Like Water for Chocolate

Describe esperanza's birth

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However, the titles of the chapters can be misleading. For example, the description of the birth of Rosauras

daughter, Esperanza, was in August. The main cause of her lateness was her adorable niece, who had been

born. Esperanza, in December, is described to be celebrating her wedding to Johns son, while Rosaura had

been dead for a year. If the months were to be taken literally, she would only have been half a year old. The

titles of the chapters therefore, are named after months in order to give a sense of time, not to show that the

events all occurred in the space of one year. It is used to show that, like an orbit around the sun, the process is

cyclic, repeating itself.