Inthree of the sisters, members of the underground movement opposing the regime of the dictator Rafael Trujillo, were ambushed on a lonely mountain road and assassinated. Patria begins to question her faith in God and Trujillo as a young wife plunged into a religious crisis after a stillbirth. Minerva is the first to act on her political convictions.
Dictatorship Themes and Colors LitCharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in In the Time of the Butterflies, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. Dictatorship In the Time of the Butterflies focuses on the authoritarian regime of Rafael Trujillo in the Dominican Republic, which lasted from to Patria is the most religious of the sisters, and goes through the most personal religious struggles.
She starts out wanting to be a nun, gives this up to get married, loses her faith after her baby is born dead, and then regains it with a vision of the Virgin… read full theme analysis Get the entire Time of the Butterflies LitChart as a printable PDF. Their personal struggles are part of the power of their story, as they stand not only as symbols of rebellion against Trujillo, but at the same time as loving, independent women with husbands and children.
Cowardice The Dominican populace is divided and afraid under Trujillo, and every character has their own struggle between courage and cowardice. There are spies and informers everywhere, and people distrust even their own family members.
Among the Mirabal sisters, who are all normal, middle-class women encouraged to not make trouble, each sister must make her personal choice between courage and cowardice once she experiences the evils of the Trujillo regime.
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The idea of imprisonment or entrapment pervades both the Trujillo regime and the lives of the Mirabal sisters in the novel.