real world connection.

Love is a force just as destructive-if not more so-as it is creative.

In Like Water for Chocolate, the main female protagonists of Tita and her mother are locked in a struggle for Tita's freedom. Tita's mother wants her daughter to remain with her and care for her forever, because Tita is the youngest girl of the family. Although the mother-daughter bond should be based upon love, this mother's demand is destructive and impedes the creation of a healthy bond between the two women. This can be seen in any smothering relationship between child and parent. The mother who micromanages her child's life and lives through her offspring, pushing her daughter to succeed in school, marry a rich man, and to be pretty, thin, athletic, popular and succeed in gymnastics thinks she is loving her daughter, but is really destroying her daughter's autonomy.

Personality will always find a way to express itself externally, and efforts to restrain it only lead to suffering.

The heroine of Like Water for Chocolate, Tita, is forced to spend her life as a caretaker to her mother. However, despite the constrained nature of her existence, she still expresses herself through her cooking. Even if she cannot articulate her rebellion in words, her food speaks her passion for Pedro in a way that cannot be controlled.

This theme recalls the commonly quoted line from the poem by Langston Hughes: "What happens to a dream deferred?" Tita's dream is deferred, but it merely goes underground, rather than dries up like a raisin in the sun. This need for self-expression can be seen every time someone walks besides a building with beautiful, artistic graffiti or even tastes the food of an elderly grandmother who had few opportunities for education and like Tita, poured her love into her cooking.

Desire consumes itself in its own fulfillment.

Like Water for Chocolate suggests in Tita's love for Pedro that the more you have of your desire, the more you want that desire -- absence and barriers to marriage do not dim her feeling. Like eating chocolate or drinking wine, the more you eat, the more you want, rather than feel your appetite quenched.

Appetite and passion are often larger than the people that bear them.

Even when they are not passionate people, people become passionate upon eating Tita's food. Similarly, when people go to a music concert, they often leave with their toes tapping, filled with the passion of the musicians and the genius of artistic feeling and creation, even if they must go back to humble, unmusical lives.

Julius Caesar:" Thematic analysis

An idealistic person can be manipulated by a clever, perhaps dishonest person"

Evidence: Brutus, who is even called by Mark Anthony "the noblest Roman of them all," is manipulated by Cassius into killing Julius Caesar.

Context: The Roman republic is fragile, and Cassius uses Brutus' legitimate fears of Julius Caesar's tyranny to instigate the assassination.

Analysis: Cassius does not act in the name of the republic; Cassius serves his own ends and hatred of more well-liked and powerful men like Julius Caesar.

Synthesis: While absolute monarchies are dangerous, Brutus enters into the assassination without thinking of the consequences of his actions because Cassius makes…