In the Time of the Butterflies

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  • Exposition: Meet Mate, Minerva, Dede, and Patria. They are three sisters who live in a patriarchal society , and they also live under a dictator named Trujillo.
  • Conflict: Trujillo was responsible for exiling and killing many people throughout his rule. He wanted his people to consider him to be God-like, and he wanted to be worshipped.
  • Rising Action: Minerva went to school, and she made a friend named Sinita. Sinita disliked Trujillo, and she told Minerva about what Trujillo did to her family. During a play the girls put on in front of Trujillo, Sinita tried to shoot him with a bow, but she was stopped, and taken away by his men.
  • Rising Action: Trujillo invited Minerva to a dance at his home. While dancing, Trujillo begins to come on to Minerva, and she feels uncomfortable. She asserts her power over him by slapping him in the face..
  • Climax: The girls are killed by Trujillo's men on the way home from visiting their husbands in jail.
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