The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao Essay

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“He (Junot Diaz) conjures with seemingly effortless aplomb the two worlds his characters inhabit: the Dominican Republican the ghost-haunted motherland that shapes their nightmares and their dreams; and America (a.k.a. New Jersey), the land of freedom and hope and not-so-shiny possibilities that they’ve fled to as part of the great Dominican diaspora ”says New York Times critic Michiko Kakutani. Winner of the prestigious Pulitzer Prize for fiction Junot Diaz wrote the The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao as a reference to his experience living as an immigrant in New Jersey and his own ancestral homeland's experience under the dictator Rafael Trujillo. Almost two third of the story is told by an omniscient narrator who is later finally revealed to be Yunior de Las Casas, a college roommate of Oscar's who is also a character in the book , he dated Lola who is Oscar’s older sister. Yunior is also mentioned or seen in many of Diaz's short stories and is often seen as an alter ego of the author (Junot Diaz). Yunior the…show more content…
offered up their daughter'' ( 225) . Even Oscar’s aunt fell preyed by his lust '' Trujillo's notorious rapacity and his daughter Jacquelyn's off the hook looks '' ( 224 ). He details and describe his promiscuous life when it is not necessary . Yunior also showcase Dictator Trujillo usages of nepotism to strength his power and control over the country politics. Dictator Trujillo appoints his family member and his trusted spies to hold important and high status position . This shows the Dictator in a negative aspect and Yunior narration showcase him as a very negative character and this shows his biased narration . Social

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