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Like Water for Chocolate
Due to complications during the birth, the delivery leaves Rosaura unable to get pregnant again. The pain of losing Roberto reminds Tita not to become too attached to this new child, Esperanza. Pedro tries to name the child Josefita, after Tita, but Tita will not allow it. Nevertheless, Esperanza has much in common with Tita even as a baby. Rosaura insists that Esperanza be brought up to her bedroom but Esperanza cries loudly whenever she is separated from the kitchen.
All rights reserved. Not only do they always make Tita cry, they cause her to accidentally cut her finger. Tita is off her cooking-game and running late, thanks to her niece, Esperanza "hope" in English. In a flashback, we learn that Esperanza was born three months premature, just like Tita. Once again, Tita takes care of the baby in the house— she feeds her "gruels and teas" a la Nacha. Out of necessity, Tita keeps Esperanza in kitchen because Rosaura can't take care of her while recuperating she had to have an operation which left her sterile. Back to the present, Esperanza cries more than usual and causes Tita to drop her pan of mole.
The death of Mama Elena frees Tita from her mother's wretched sentence, and her excitement about marrying John Brown is diverted only by the birth of Rosaura's second child, a girl, whom Tita names Esperanza. Tita chooses the name Esperanza, which means "hope," because she wants.
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by Laura Esquivel
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Like Water For Chocolate is a romantic, poignant tale, touched with moments of magic, graphic earthiness, bittersweet wit - and recipes. A sumptuous feast of a novel, it relates the bizarre history of the all-female De La Garza family. Tita, the youngest daughter of the house, has been forbidden to marry, condemned by Mexican tradition to look after her mother until she dies. But Tita falls in love with Pedro, and he is seduced by the magical food she cooks. In desperation Pedro marries her sister Rosaura so that he can stay close to her. For the next twenty-two years Tita and Pedro are forced to circle each other in unconsummated passion.