In the Time of the Butterflies

When Patria, Dede, Norris and Mama go to see El Jefe, what does he do that shows that nothing has changed, even after many years?

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He is still cruel and greedy and vindictive. Trujillo is the Dominican dictator who ruled the nation from 1930 until his assassination in 1961. His greed, cruelty, and desire for total control over others inform the lives of all of the characters in the book. He tries to seduce Minerva, but she refuses him. He finally takes his revenge on the rebellious family by ordering the sisters killed.