The Brief And Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao Analysis

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Most of the characters in Diaz's novel, The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, are entangled in two different realities, not just physically but emotionally; the author plays with Magical Realism by combining the very historical and realistic with the wondrous during the course of his novel. Diaz continuously alludes to the idea of Genre in general, and incorporates magical attributes into texts from several ones (genres) while synthesizing it with his national traditions. Junot takes his main character, Oscar, and makes him to be one very into science fiction thus, blending United States' pop culture to his Latin characters in a primarily Dominican narrative, by combining these he highlights the conflicts in the story and links the…show more content…
This one was quite large for its species and placed its intelligent little paws on her chest and starred down at her. (Junot Diaz, p. 55)

In “Great Men’s magic: Charting hyper-masculinity and supernatural discourses of power in Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao”, Dixa Ramirez writes that the mongoose-like creature persuades Belicia to fight for her life: “You have to rise now or you’ll never have the son or the daughter”.

He makes this claim as a matter-of-fact, just another part of life. In the novel, still, Yunior warns the readers that they might not be able to believe what happens next (before the Mongoose appears for the first time) but affirms that it is the truth as was told to him. Thus, Díaz’s work differs from other previous works that use magical realism, because Díaz chooses not to impeccably mix the magical within the realism. Instead, Díaz draws our attention to the magical, nearly provoking us not to believe in it, but at the same time confirming that it is the truth. Díaz’s departure from the traditional use of magical realism also emphasizes the difference between telling a story from a diasporic point of view, something that does not occur in the novels that are classified in the

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