Like Water For Chocolate

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“Like Water for Chocolate” was the first novel written by Laura Esquivel, which has been compared with that of the fairytale, Cinderella. Its success led to the immediate production of it into a film. Both the novel and film were released in the U.S. in 1993. “Like Water for Chocolate” is the story of Tita, youngest daughter of the matriarch Mama Elena. Tita is forbidden to marry her true love, Pedro Muzquiz because of a family tradition that says that the youngest daughter must care for her mother until her death. Pedro marries Tita's sister, Rosaura in order to be near Tita. Pedro's constant flirtations with Tita do not go unnoticed my Mama Elena and she is always trying to keep them separated. Tita, unable to express her true feeling for Pedro releases her emotions into her food. The story is told by Tita's grandniece that follows in her footsteps, using her cookbook and continuing a tradition quite different from her great-grandmother’s. Like most nove Continue...

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The first difference we see between the novel and movie is in their beginning. However, overall, they both stress the important themes of rebellion, love and desire. This was Pedro's confession of love to Tita. The actor who played the role of the doctor (M. However, those feelings quickly faded away as she rekindled with her true love Pedro Muzquiz. He was described in the book as very intelligent, respectful and patient man. One scene that wasn't in the film that also dealt with racism was when the doctor told Tita about his grandmother, Morning Light. l and corresponding films are never quite the same, "Like Water for Chocolate is no exception. It was a very passionate part of the novel, but I did not feel that same passion with the actor who played the role of Pedro (Mario Leonardi) in the film. There are numerous differences between the novel and movie. It was only when she cured the doctor's great grandfather, Peter that they accepted her. John Brown was the family doctor of the De La Garza family. Because she was Indian, her white in-laws and family discriminated against her.


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