The story of the novel revolves around a young girl named Tita. Pedro is her lover, but she continues to long her entire life to marry him. Unfortunately, they are never married because Tita’s mother upholds the family tradition of the youngest daughter not marrying but taking care of her mother until the mother passes away. Tita remains unmarried, taking care of her mother. While cooking, she is able to express what she feels.
Magical realism has been very effectively employed by the author to combine the ordinary with the supernatural.
Literature Companion: Like Water for Chocolate
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Overview
Chapter Three: Characters
Chapter Four: Complete Summary
Chapter Five: Critical Analysis