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In In the Time of the Butterflies, what are some similarities between Minerva and Dede?

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These two sisters are very important in this excellent novel that speaks of political repression and the battle of women to fight against it. Although there are some similarities between Dede and Minerva, it is the differences that stand out more, as Minerva becomes involved in the underground movement very quickly, whereas Dede never becomes involved.

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