Why should “Like Water for Chocolate” not be Banned?

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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...
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