Ideas for Teaching Theme (and a couple freebies!): I just updated this post with a new freebie. These questions will really help your students to find that oh-so elusive theme for whatever story they are reading.
The theme of the "In the time of the Butterflies" novel is heroism can be found in the last individual(s) you can think of. That's the theme because Minerva, Mate, and Patria was 3 ordinary girls born on a farm, who Trujillo thought he would were weak and he could control easily like he did the others. But they turned out to be one of most influential rebellious group and political rights advocates of the 1900's.