In The Time of the Butterflies - Plot Diagram

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  • Exposition
  • Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • The Mirabal sisters live with their mother and father in a farm in the Dominican Republic.
  • Rising Action
  • The Dominican Republic is under the rule of a dictator named Trujillo. He is a very evil man who has taken away the rights of many people in the country.
  • Climax
  • Patria and Minerva Begin school, Minerva befriends a girl named Sanita. Sanita tells Minerva all about the bad things that their country's leader has done, sparking Minerva to want to fight it.
  • After quite some time of plotting against Trujillo, and trying to achieve her dream of being a lawyer; Minerva goes to a party with her father. Here she dances with Trujillo, who is rude, so she slaps him. This now makes him keep an eye on her as he knows shes an agitator.
  • Minerva eventually gets her two sisters to join the revolution. After a long journey, and a lot of hard fighting, they were killed. Trujillo had guards make it look like an accident in the woods, the girls met their demise by trying to better their country.
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