What is the genre of Like Water for Chocolate?

Expert Answers
drmonica eNotes educator| Certified Educator

The genre of the work is that it is a novel, and it is written in the Latin American style called magical realism. The author mixes in elements of the supernatural and fantastic among the realistic storyline. For example, when Tita cooks the wedding cake and cries into the cake batter because she is so sad to be losing her lover to her sister, the wedding guests become violently ill after consuming the cake.

Read the study guide:
Like Water for Chocolate

Access hundreds of thousands of answers with a free trial.

Start Free Trial
Ask a Question