What are a couple of quotes about how the sisters stood up for what was right and sacrifices they made in the process?i am doing a paper for global studies and i have to explain in 2 paragraphs...

What are a couple of quotes about how the sisters stood up for what was right and sacrifices they made in the process?

i am doing a paper for global studies and i have to explain in 2 paragraphs how the 4 girls stood up for their country and i have to give some examples how they did that. it would be great if i could get some help. thanks

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In the book In the Time of the Butterflies Minerva and her husband Manolo already part of the underground which Minerva explains to Maria Teresa, the baby sister. 

"I told Minerva right out, I wanted to join."(142)

Maria Teresa then is placed in an apartment in a rundown neighborhood so that items can be dropped off with her.  The place is not very nice and they are being seen by neighbors as prostitutes.

"The apartment is in a humble part of town." (143)

El  Jefe is very angry at the girl's behavior.  He was once insulted by Minerva slapping him when he had tried to get to close physically to her body.

"El Jefe was going to punish us Mirabels." (223)

The girls were incarcerated for political crimes.  They are taken away from their children and locked in a small cell with other political prisoners and  prostitutes. 

"Minerva and I are on a hunger strike."  (236)

The end of the book addresses the murder of the sisters.  They were beaten and strangled and their vehicle was sent over a cliff so it would look like an accident.

"Rufino and Minerva were on gurneys, Patria and Mate on mats on the floor." (307)

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