Character Analysis: Trujillo
Andrew Heartquist Daniel Martinez
He was responsible for the deaths of over 50,000 of his own people's deaths, 30,000 from one infamous event, the "Parsley Massacre".
He is considered to be one of the most bloodthirsty dictators ever in the Americas.
"All of it violated, broken, desecrated, destroyed. Then they set fire to what was left. ... 'I've been good! I've been good!' Patria screamed at the sky"(Alvarez 192).
2. How does the theme of entrapment symbolize the authoritarian regime in the Dominican Republic?
3. What are some of the benefits of giving a government a false identity to its leader?
4. If we lived in a society like the one Dede and her family lived in, do you think most
citizens would be willing to take a stand or conform to the society?
5. Are people like Trujillo a thing of the past?