Analysis Of Junot Diaz's This Is How You Lose Her

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“This is How You Lose Her” a collection by Junot Diaz is one riddled with conflict, versatile and vulgar language, complex characters, honesty and heartbreak. Diaz’s complex characters and the conflicts they face make the stories emotional, the vulgar and versatile language make the collection humorous and appreciated, the honesty and the heartbreak make it real. You will find yourself, like me, despising the main character, Yunior for his reckless and self destructive behavior, but at the same time loving and sympathizing with him for the same reasons. By the time you reached the end of the book, you will have befriended Yunior and routing for him to finally find the love he has been looking for.
Conflict is defined as the opposition between two characters, between
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The conflict between Yunior and his multiple lovers in this collection is what seems to be the main conflict or conflicts in this collection, considering that this is central to most of the stories. In “The Sun, the Moon, the Stars” we have the conflict between Yunior and his girlfriend Magda, short got Magdalena, when he got caught cheating. The conflict is carried out through their short breakup, then their reunion, and then all through the vacation, and finally they break up and Yunior is left conflicting with himself. “I’m not a bad guy. I know how that sounds— defensive, unscrupulous— but it’s true. I’m like everybody else: weak, full of mistakes, but basically good. Magdalena disagrees though. She considers me a typical Dominican man: a sucio, an asshole.” (p.3). In this line in particular, we see the inner conflict (Yunior trying to convince the reader, or himself, that he is a good guy) and the conflict between him and Magda. In “Alma”, once again, Yunior is caught cheating on his girlfriend, Alma, and we are given

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