Oscar Wao Character Analysis

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In The Brief Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, Diaz starts the book off by describing a curse that has plagued the DR since the arrival of Christopher Columbus to the Caribbean. This curse which is known as the fuku americanus will, later on, become a major theme of the book, and will individually have its own effect of the protagonist, Oscar Wao, and anyone closely related to him. Oscar is this fairly young Dominican male who hasn't been very successful in his endeavors, especially the one in finding true love. But one can conclude that the cause for his lack of success is due to the fuku which scourges him and his relatives. As Diaz tells the story of how this curse, the fuku, effects him and his people, he is known to use a crude, extreme,

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