In the Time of the Butterflies

Dede (Chapters 1, 5, 9)

Papa is telling the daughters their fate.

January 1, 1943 - December 31, 1943

Papa tells them that Mate will be the most beautiful girl, Dede will bury them all, Minerva will go to law school, and he doesn't know about Patria.

The Fight Over LIo

January 1, 1948 - December 31, 1948

Both Minerva and Dede like Lio. Then when the family goes to play volleyball Lio and Minerva are caught in the bushes.

Mama and Lio

January 1, 1948 - December 31, 1948

Mama and Lio talk politics and Mama enjoys it. Then Mama sees Lio's name in the paper and does not like it.

Lio and Jaimito

January 1, 1948 - December 31, 1948

Lio goes into hiding and Jaimito proposes to Dede. What Dede doesn't know is that Lio is in the car. Then Dede takes letter to Minerva asking if she will leave with Lio.

The Arrests

January 1,1960 - December 31, 1960

Leonardo Arrested
Manolo Arrested
Mate Arrested
Minerva Arrested

Dede's involvement

January 1, 1960 - December 31, 1960

Dede doesn't want to get involved
but now she is and it draws her and
Jaimito closer.

Dede And Her Sisters

January 1, 1960 - December 31, 1960

Dede's sisters ask her if they can bury boxes on her land,, but Dede's Husband says noh

Dede and the priest

January 1 ,1960 - December 31, 1960

She goes to priest for guidance, but
when she realizes he's part of the
resistance, she runs away.

The Problem with Fela

January 1, 1994 - December 31, 1994

Dede makes Fela move out because of her alter. Fela moves down the street because of it.

Dede gets interviewed

March 1, 1994 - March 30, 1994

Dede is getting interviewed and the woman shuts the door loudly and it startles Dede. She shows her the house and answers all the questions.

Minerva (Chapters 2, 6, 12)

Girls are sent to school.

January 1, 1938 - December 31, 1938

Mama and Papa finally agreed to let the oldest three girls go to Inmaculada Concepcion. Minervas mets Sinita.

Sinita tells her secret.

January 1, 1938 - December 31, 1938

Minerva first learns how evil Trujillo can be for the first time. This is what sets her mind about how bad Trujillo is.

The story of Lina.

January 1, 1941 - December 31, 1941

Minerva learns how Trujillo treats Lina and is appalled at what he does.

The performance in front of Trujillo.

January 1, 1944 - December 31, 1944

They are doing their skit in front of Trujillo. Sinita tries to kill Trujillo but is stopped by Minerva.

Minirva Finds Out

January 1, 1949 - December 31, 1949

Minerva finds Lio's letters hidden in her father's coat pocket.

Minerva's invitation

January 1, 1949 - December 31, 1949

Minerva find's an invitation to Trujillo's party requesting Minerva especially.

Manirva and her Father

January 1, 1949 - December 31, 1949

Smashes into her father's truck at his mistress' house.

Minerva and Trujillo

January 1, 1949 - December 31, 1949

At the party Trujillo was sexually aggressive, so Minerva slaps him.

Moved

August 1, 1960 - November 25, 1960

The husbands are moved to Puerto Plata.

The Letter

August 1, 1960 - November 25, 1960

Pena tells them to write a letter to Trujillo telling him to come to their province.

The Doctors

August 1, 1960 - November 25, 1960

The girls go to see the doctors to try to figure out who is left in the resistance.

The Trip

November 25, 1960

Minerva, Mate, and Patria go to visit the husbands. After their visit they decide to travel back that night. They are murdered on the trip.

Mate (Chapters 3, 7, 11)

Mate's Diary

December 9, 1945

Minerva gives Mate a diary for her first communion.

Mate and Minerva go home.

December 23, 1945

Minerva explained IT to Mate and the boy sees it and thinks he made a funny joke about it.

The Family goes shopping.

January 1, 1946

The girls go shopping and Mate gets shoes and a swimsuit.

Mate learns about Minerva

February 24, 1946

Mate learns about how Minerva has been secretly leaving school.

Mate Finds Out About Father

December 15, 1953

Mate finds out about her father's second family at his funeral, and feels horrible about it.

Mate Joins

September 28, 1957

Mate joins the resistance.

Mate Falls In Love

October 14, 1957

Mate falls in love with Leonardo who is a delivery guy for the resistance.

Mate's wedding

February 14, 1958

Mate announces her and Leonardo's wedding.

Minerva

March 1, 1960 - March 31,1960

Minerva gets solitary confinement for sing the national anthem and has the little school in prison like Castro.

The Diary

March 16, 1960

Mate receives her diary in jail. This is where she shows her emotions.

The Prisoners go on a Hunger Strike

April 2, 1960

They don't eat and wear crucifixes. Minerva gets solitary containment.

Mate encounters with the OAS and SIM

August 5, 1960 - August 10, 1960

Mate has to talk to the OAS and is tortured by the SIM.

Patria (Chapters 4, 8, 10)

Patria's Baby

January 1, 1946 - December 31, 1946

The baby dies and they bury it.

Patria On Minerva

January 1, 1946 - December 31, 1946

Fears for Minerva as she becomes
more political. Patria doesn't under-
her sister's problem with the current
government.

Patria's New Baby

January 1, 1946 - December 31, 1946

Patria has a son named Nelson.

Patria's Faith Again

January 1, 1946 - December 31, 1946

Patria hears the voice of the virgin.
Her faith is restored.

Patria's Faith

January 1, 1946 - December 31, 1946

Patria starts to lose faith in God when she
loses the baby and also faith in
Trujillo.

Cuba

January 1, 1959 - December 31, 1959

They learn that Cuba is free and Castro is in power.

Patria's Children

January 1, 1959 - December 31, 1959

Nelson goes to the secondary school and Patria becomes pregnant with Raul Ernesto.

Patria caving into the resistance

January 1, 1959 - December 31, 1959

Patria lets the meetings go from outside her house to inside to make it safer.

Church

June 14, 1959

Patria goes to get advice from preist and the church retreat goes bad when it gets bombed.

Patria Prays

January 1, 1960 - March 31, 1960

Patria prays to and honors Trujillo in hope that he will act decently or better.

Patria and spies

January 1, 1960 - March 31, 1960

Patria discovers spies all over her house.

Trujillo and the journalists

January 1,1960 - March 31, 1960

Trujillo arrives in room full of
journalists, and he dismisses questions
about human rights abuses.

Patria, God, and Trujillo

January 1, 1960 - March 31, 1960

Patria drops on knees in thanks
God when Nelson is released, and appears
on front page saying that she's thanking
Trujillo.

Epilogue

The Deaths

January 1, 1994 - December 31, 1994

Dede goes into detail about how the girls are murdered and how the murderers are sentenced.

The Husbands

January 1, 1994 - December 31, 1994

Dede talks about what happens to the husbands. Manolo becomes the new spiritual leader and is murdered. Pedrito remrries and loses touch with the sisters. Dede sees Lios and he says how beneficial the sisters were.