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What are some differences and similarities of Minerva and Dede in the book, "In the Time of the Butterflies"?

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Minerva and Dede are both beautiful and intelligent women.  Their personalities are vastly different, however.  Minerva is outgoing and assertive, and chafes at the confines of home and family.  Dede is quieter, and more inclined to be content with the way things are.

Minerva at an early age longs to go away to boarding school. When Papa consents, his only stipulation is that one of his daughters stay home to help with the...

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