Setting Step 1- "Dominican time eh," (4). Step 2- In every chapter there is a date to when the setting takes place for example in the first chapter it was set in the year 1994 and 1943. Step 3/4- "Exactamente. And then where you see a great big anacahuita tree, you turn left,"(4). Step 5- The setting effects both the character and the story because most of the time the story takes place in the Dominican Republic and how the Mariposas wanted freedom.