In the Time of the Butterflies In the Time of the Butterflies is written by Julia Alvarez and takes place in the Dominican Republic during the mid 1900's. It talks about four sisters which grew up in a wealthy family; each sister having different views and ways about society and life.
Essay Topics; In the Time of the Butterflies Essay Topics. Beginning with Sinita’s stories and moving on to the Mariposas’ experiences with him, discuss some of the ways Trujillo consolidates his power in the novel. How is he able to control everyone so completely.