3-5 Page essay on the book Like Water for Chocolate
Follow the following prompt:
There are lots of symbols in the book–each food Tita prepares reminds her of the past and generally has a magic effect that mirrors her feelings or invokes them in others. There’s also ingredients like eggs and chiles. Birds, especially domestic ones, appear often, and there’s the big metaphor about matches. And don’t forget the title–water that’s boiling over. Analyze ONE symbol–how does it enhance the story? What does it reveal about Tita or the characters?