“How to Date a Brown Girl, Black Girl, White Girl or Halfie” Junot Diaz The writer gives a bird eye view regarding rules and manners to date plus methods of proficiently pander to in relation (sexual) with the one who he is dating. Diaz specifically highlights about the level of confidence of parents has on their young sons but still they has been noticed in leaving them alone at house. The primary user of the author’s stance is expected to be undergrads. The writer also mentions in his story about how one should be making sexual initiatives, which not only gives maximum strength to the sexual relation but also not putting the family and the girl in an awkward position, which will ultimately humiliate their family. Furthermore, the writer also describes the various signals and responses girls’ gives in a sexual relation and how those responses can be and should be manipulated by the opposite person.
“How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl or Halfie” is a short story written by Junot Diaz. This short story is written in second person point of view. A Wikipedia article states Diaz was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and moved to New Jersey when he was six with his family. It also states he graduated from Rutgers University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and later created Yunior as his narrator for his books (“Junot Diaz” par. 2). Therefore, the narrator is Yunior, a Dominican teenager living in New Jersey.
In both Rive’s The Dagga-smoker’s Dream and Gqola’s Clarity of a Third Class Compartment the narrative perspectives have a significant effect on the reader’s interpretation and experience of their stories. This effect will be explored by comparing and contrasting the events in these stories and how the narrative perspective influenced how they are understood. Narrative perspective can also be called focalisation as it is concerned with the question of who is seeing or perceiving (Grunbaum 3). In Rive’s story the narrator is a man, Karel, an active participator in the story while in Gqola’s story the narrator is an unnamed woman who never truly acts out. The difference in gender of the characters as well as their roles in the stories’ plot
Arresting communication: A Life Saving Tool Often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and always informative, Jim Glennon’s book Arresting Communication introduces the reader to the concept of both verbal and non-verbal communication in the world of law enforcement. His down to earth approach makes it easy for a broad range of readers to understand these concepts. Anecdotal stories also help drive home the message that proper communication is key to keeping both a law enforcement officer and those interacting with them safe. The book is incredibly informative as much of this information likely will not be covered in a classroom or in a police academy, at least not as in depth as this book anyway. Early in chapter 1 of the book, Glennon states that 97% of arrests are made without the situation devolving to violence.
In The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer a physical journey occurs. The physical journey plays a central role and is a crucial element in the story. The pilgrimage adds meaning to the story as a whole and is significant to the story. The Canterbury Tales is centered around the concept of a frame story, where each pilgrims is able to tell their own story.
Bernal Diaz del Castillo Bernal Diaz was born in 1492 or 1498 to Maria Diaz Rejón and Francisco Diaz del Castillo, a regidor (council member) of the town of Medina del Campo, in Castilla y León. The family was distinguished but not wealthy. In 1514, Bernal went to seek his fortune in America with Pedrarias Dávila (Pedro Árias de Ávila), Bishop Fonseca's newly appointed governor of Castilla del Oro. A cruel and unscrupulous schemer, Pedrarias excelled at extorting riches by torturing native rulers, looting gems and gold from their graves, and eliminating potential rivals. (Pedrarias had his prospective son-in-law Balboa and four companions beheaded on trumped-up charges in 1519.)
In Diaz’s Narration, the use of Spanish has a purpose, it shows or reveals in certain degree hints of the traditions of Latin America and the Caribbean. Taking as an example “Fiesta 1980”, Diaz uses a lot the expression “Dios mio”, “Bendición”, “Que Dios te bendiga” (Meyer 172) reflecting the religiosity of the Dominicans since 68.9 percent of the population declare to have Roman Catholic as their religion (Buffington). This shows that most of the population is devoted to a Christian religion and that represents a big part of their beliefs and traditions and even though the narration is in English these words are in Spanish to emphasize the meaning that they had for them. This is a clear example of a mix of cultures through the language. Other words that are not translated into English are “Pastelito”, “Tostones”, “Chicharrones”, “Sancocho”, “Pernil” (Meyer 175-77), these are traditional foods of Dominican people and since they have a big meaning for their culture they remain in Spanish.
The stories of Junot Diaz feature various elements of social and personal issues that are highly prevalent in young Latinx men, primarily the compulsion and adverse effect of machismo, the poignancy of being an outcast in one’s community, and the lack of a father figure in a boy’s life. The first set of short stories prominently feature Ysrael, a Dominican boy whose face was disfigured by a pig when he was an infant. In “Ysrael”, he is the object of Yunior’s fascination, and the victim or Rafa’s (Yunior’s brother) torment.
Every culture has their own stereotypes. These cultural stereotypes can influence how people perceive each other because some people may only view others by their stereotypes and nothing more. As a result, stereotypes can have a negative impact on people. Since some people do not like to be judged only by their stereotypes, they will fight to prove that they are not the stereotype; however, their efforts are futile because they realize they cannot stop themselves from behaving as the stereotype. This futile struggle of escaping cultural stereotypes is portrayed in the novel “This Is How You Lose Her” by Junot Diaz, a Dominican American writer.