Maria Teresa character analysisNeed info on Maria Teresa's character profile and specific quotes for her

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rrteacher eNotes educator| Certified Educator

Maria Teresa's story is one of growth. She is very superficial and materialistic early in the story, and becomes a tough, committed revolutionary later. One poignant quote is when she describes her experience as a political prisoner, talking about women who break down and cry:

The alternative is freezing yourself up, never showing what you're feeling, never letting on what you're thinking.

litteacher8 eNotes educator| Certified Educator
Since you ask for quotes and character analysis, I assume you are asking about this book. The story takes place in the Dominican Republic.  Maria Teresa is the youngest Mirabel sister.  Although she is playful at first, when she stays with Minerva and gets involved in the revolution, she gets more serious.  Of course, she ends up in prison for her new interests.  Even though she is tortured in prison, she is also brave.  By writing to the Americans, she manages to expose the abuse in the prisons.  For quotes, I would focus on Part I, Chapter 3, Part II, Chapter 7 and Part III, Chapter 11, since these are Maria Teresa's chapters.
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