In the Time of the Butterflies by Julia Alvarez

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What role does the father of "las mariposas" play in this movie? What happens to him, both physically and politically when he is taken to prison?

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I can speak to the fate of the father in the novel. (A link to a review of the film is below.)

Sr. Mirabel has been a loyal supporter of the brutal dictator Trujillo. Wealthier than most Dominican families, the Mirabels enjoy the better things in life, but they must always be careful to...

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