These radicalists were known as The Butterflies, which consisted of the Mirabel sisters.
The Butterflies went through a metamorphosis just like butterflies; they transformed themselves into symbols of peace through stages in their life....
Much of this book centered around Catholic beliefs.
What are some of these beliefs, and how did they shape this plot?
Although humankind tends to be male dominated, men are not the only species that inhabit the world that they live on.
In Julia Alvarez's novel In the Time of the Butterflies, the women of the Dominican Republic are expected to grow up to be housewives and lacking a formal education.[tags: In the Time of the Butterflies] - From the secretive government agent who foils the plans of dastardly supervillains to the Prince Charming who saves Disney princesses, courage invokes many spectacular images in people’s minds.Yet courage appears in subtler forms as well – the resident nerd awkwardly asking a crush to Prom, the belittled girl holding her head up high amidst gossip, or the concerned citizen stopping to fix a broken-down vehicle on the roadside.The novel is divided into four parts; there are three main parts and an epilogue.The first two parts are, with the exception of the sisters' father's death, all about the joyful childhood the sisters had, which ironically makes the story all the more sad. Women may be cherished like national treasures, but they are not expected to fulfill their truest potentials as human beings.Like most things in the world, they have their place....The stories all revolve around the political turmoil that was brought on by evil dictatorships, and raises a number of questions as to the moral dilemmas people were faced with.For example, In the Time of the Butterflies three sisters chose to go up against the dictatorship when knowing full well that they were risking their lives....As a past resident of the Dominican Republic during Trujillo’s regime, Julia Alvarez understands these differing types of courage, and this knowledge permeates through the pages of her book, In the Time of the Butterflies....[tags: Julia Alvarez, Time of the Butterflies] - Dictator, a word that has haunted people throughout history, it means a leader who rules a country with absolute power, usually by force.