The Question and Answer section for Like Water for Chocolate is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
Duty, responsibility, and passion set us up for the major conflicts in the story. Family tradition requires Tita to reject Pedro's love and marriage proposal in order to take care of her widowed mother.
The Chinaman was a merchant, who dealt with smuggled goods. He obtained the French silk that was used for Rosaura's wedding sheets.
The color white in Chapter Seven is a symbol of hopelessness, as well as a symbol of powerlessness.