Why should "Like Water for Chocolate" not be Banned? Like Water for Chocolate by Laura Esquivel is filled with tradation . It tells the story of Tita , her overbearing mother and Pedro Tita’s lover. The twist in the novel is that Pedro marries Tita’s sister. While cooking traditional Mexican recipes the story unfolds ( Kempley , Reid). Like Water for Chocolate if filled with symbolism. The title is in itself a symbol. When water is boiled for hot chocolate a simmer occurs just before the rapid boil begins. This simmer has the bubbles from the water rising to the surface and burst when they hit the air surface ( Kempley , Reid). The eruption of the water bubbles is symbolic of Tita’s life. As a child Tita found comfort in the kitchen. It...The end:
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