The movie and book Like Water for Chocolate have a lot of comparisons but also dramatized scenes. Even though both movie and book give the same theme they also have different styles to approaching the theme. With different approaches to the moral of the story they differentiate in how they get it across to the viewer. Food in this story shows how Tita deals with her happiness and sadness. She makes people depressed with a wedding cake and makes people hot and love when she makes quail with rose pedals. Food is something that people can express emotion no matter what they make.
Magic realism is an artistic, literary genre in which magical elements are combined with the real world. The story begins and ends with magical scenes, which not only make the story more interesting but also causes the reader to be drawn between the two views of reality. In her novel, Like Water for Chocolate, Laura Esquivel uses magic realism in order to develop the plot in unique ways. The story starts with the birth of the protagonist Tita.
Please join StudyMode to read the full document. She is protagonist of the story who strives for love, freedom, and individuality while Mama Elena is the chief-antagonist, who stands as the prime opposition to the fulfillment of these goals. This mother-daughter relationship is filled with difficulty from the start, when Tita is brought into the world too soon after her father's sudden death. Mama Elena is the opposite of a nurturer, never producing any bond with Tita.