This Is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz is a collection of short stories piled into one cohesive novel. Throughout the novel, Diaz reinforces his characters through describing them and where they came from, while creating the reader a colorful picture of their actions by the usage of the Spanish language and of descriptive words. The Spanish language augments the conditions that the main characters of each story must endure either with their significant others, or at their place of work. Likewise, this highlights how, even though the story is set in the United States, the characters still have strong ties to their old life in the Dominican Republic. The use of Spanish words also emphasizes the character’s individual stories and the events that
It was hilarious, true (in some cases) and eye opening. It can be seen that in dating, race is something that is taken into account, as noted throughout the character 's dating extravaganza. Not only are the women stereotyped, but the young male narrator and his friends as well. It can be seen that Diaz uses his prior knowledge to create, develop and expand his character. With the help of logic and personal experience to create this semi self-guide on dating, the author shed light on how social classes can change the way people think and even act.
Even though he was not on the best path, they still support him and be on his side because they believe that he can change. Diaz believes that her brother doesn’t deserve her family support, but family supports each other at any moment in the life. For instance, Diaz state “my phone, come Deshacer a tus padres/Jesus told me to, and Mon Frere”(34-35). The parents still believe that the brother can be different, but Diaz thinks that the brother just wants to separate her family. The family was getting affect by the bother, but they still are there for him.
Brooks does a good job of expressing universal longing in her poem by stating, “Grand griefs. And choices”(p.1064 line 11). By saying grand griefs, Brooks is relaying the idea that there are certain griefs that are felt by humans as a species, and not each one as an individual. Similarly, in his poem, Frederick Douglass, Hayden states, “When it is finally ours, this freedom, this liberty, this beautiful and terrible thing, needful to man as air, usable as earth”(p.1067 lines 1-4). In this excerpt, the author portrays the idea that freedom is something that all men need, not just whites or African Americans, but the entire human population of the world.
Also, if the reader finds Oscar to be self-conflicting or possessing mixed views, Diaz’s allusion heavy writing style tends to emphasize what the reader should understand. Perhaps this simply resolves around the readers perception and overall developed opinion about Oscar Wao as the main character, but it does prove that the references effect Oscar’s character from the reader’s
The words of the fifth verse, “By not faith alone” speak to me in terms of telling the reader to not only obtain your faith in not only yourself but also with your faith in GOD. The assumed person the poem seems to be referring to seems to have worn down his own energy/faith and after striven for so long in life, he becomes emotionally and mentally drained/unwell or “beaten down” as written in the poem. Curiously, Poe never truly reveals the person that the poem is centered around during the four stanzas that make up this
Through Yunior’s actions, the readers see how he has grown up as a human being. In short, Diaz depicts how close people’s actions influence other’s personalities. His theme of family relationship is expressed beautifully through his characters and symbols. As we can see Yunior’s change; we have some hope that we will change bad Karma through our
One of his narrative poems, it also incorporates the theme of nature and connects it to human behavior. Human boundaries and relationships are the primary humanly things nature parallels with. He wrote the poem while in England, away from rural life. It is about two neighbors fixing a wall that serves as a fence between their properties. In literal terms, the the poem describes an encounter of two neighbors fixing their fence and one questioning why a fence is needed.
To conclude the poem “War is Kind” By Stephen Crane includes three universal themes commonly seen in many examples of civil war literature. The themes of warfare, war on the home front, and patriotism occur in the poem as well as many other pieces of civil war literature. The overall theme of the poem is how war is cruel and unkind making the poem seem like mockery to those who believe war is
The theme of this poem is family relationships, sacrifice, and the nature of love. Sometimes kids don’t seem to realize that parents would do anything for their kids. They don’t sit the time out to think about how every decision that their parents makes has an effect on them. What if the script was flipped and the child id giving the father's shoes with no thanks after working hard day and night.Prepares his childs shoes every morning making sure that the house is warm before anyone gets up in the morning. The father has his own things to do after a prolonged working weeks.