In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

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How did Papà die in the book In the Time of the Butterflies?

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Enrique Mirabal died as a result of his harsh treatment in prison and his failing health owing to the heart attack he had there. Though he doesn't die until 1953, this family still says that it's what he went through in prison that killed him.

When the family is in prison, they find out that their father was taken to the hospital there. The diagnosis is listed as confidential, and so they aren't sure what's wrong, but their belief is that his ulcers are the problem. Unfortunately, he had a heart attack, and it wasn't just his ulcers flaring up.

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