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His protagonist, Oscar Wao is a rejected boy moving in the society who lacks the physical appearance as well as the exposure to do and say the right things at the right time. It is a true portrayal of what goes on in life every day, but Diaz has managed to add the spark of fiction as well as humor to make this book even more interesting to read. Junot address’s the problem of existing in this world, harsh? Yes, True? Extremely! This book highlights the problem of men being suffocated in the fantasy of fiction and women are expected to do more than they can. It’s a tale of how Oscar’s life is affected by his dysfunctional family and how much his inner dreams are crushed regularly.
Oscar Wao is the worst possible nightmare of any person who has gone through groveling social experiences in high school, college or even work. Oscar Wao is an extremely oversized boy who is known for his dorky outlook and lack of judgment with girls. He is from a typical Dominican family with a frustrated mother who works hard all day long and treats her kids with anything but love. Now, Oscar is a pity young character who has no father to support and guidance to lead him into the “manly” zone of life. In Chapter one Oscar’s sister comes to his support when Beli, his mother is hurling at him for crying because of girl trouble: “It wasn’t just that he didn’t have no kind of father to show him the masculine ropes, he simply lacked all aggressive and martial tendencies.” (Page 8) His problem was not the fact that he had no male guidance in his life; his uncle La Inca lived with them but was a drug addict. Naturally, Oscar was just not the man of aggression and violence. This initial part of the story clearly paves the path of what is to come in the book. How the lack of macho-ism caused problems for the protagonist. What can be worse than the fact that you are beaten up by
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3.7 Ethical concerns 23 3.8 Reliability and Validity 24 Chapter IV Findings and Discussions 25 Chapter V Conclusion & Recommendations 5.1 Conclusion 5.2 Recommendations References Appendices Tables Table I: World Textile & Apparel Trade 1 Table II: Per Capita Textile Consumption 2 Chapter I Introduction 1.1 Background Apparel manufacturing is one of the most globalized industries in the world.
Not only does the book have an interesting storyline but the boldness and flow of emotions which is achieved with the help of introducing Yunior as the main narrator of the story helped to make the book a a truly noteworthy piece of art. The below essay would explain why the author has chosen an outsider to tell the story rather than someone of Oscar’s family.
One of the primary issues of the contemporary society is obesity due to its tendency to impact an individual’s relationship in an indirect manner. Obesity ruins an individual’s looks, be that a boy or a girl. In the present age, looking good is as important for a boy as it is for a girl. People’s over-consciousness towards obesity is an outcome of the long cultivated perception that beauty is smartness.
For one, the Dominican tradition is full of superstitious beliefs towards the unseen and the supernatural. Specifically, the Dominicans believe of the so-called fuku, meaning bad luck or curse. In effect, society brings prejudice to any family seen with this sheer bad luck (Hamilton and Jones 43).
Diaz’s book has won him eminent prizes including the Pulitzer and the National Book Critics Circle Award. His story has also won him recognition for being a succeeding link to Hemingway’s ‘The Short Happy Life of
As a boy, he experiences social discrimination that results to his introvert personality. Although he has friends, Oscar is yearning to be socially accepted to find love, but due to his identity as a black and fat boy
In reference to one of the main character, Oscar de Leon, Valdez points out his desperation and difficulty to find a girlfriend. Evidently, Valdez asserts that Oscar’s obese and geeky nature serves as a point of verbal abuse meted out towards him by almost every other character in Wao.
Having been originated from South America, Latin Americans have been for a long time been viewed as foreigners in the North America. The arrival of Latin Americans in north America is viewed by Díaz (1) as the coming of Fuju, who
Wao is obsessed with fantasy and science fiction novels. He is also concerned about a curse that is believed to have plagued his family for generations (Díaz 48). An omniscient narrator narrates the story. Therefore, it is vital to evaluate the
The study will concentrate upon the protagonist Oscar and narrator Yunior by making a comparative analysis of both the characters in the light of the notion masculinity and the concepts has been associated with it in different societies of the world. Diaz, through his work