Summary: The Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao

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In the novel The Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz and in the film Stranger Than Fiction the audience encounters two heros, Oscar Wao and Harold Crick. Throughout the lives of both heros I identified similarities and differences in the characteristics of each that make them their own unique hero. In Oscar’s life, he seeks for love and for someone to love him back, which he has a difficult time accomplishing. Whereas in Harold's story, he attempts to determine who is writing his story so he can prevent them from ending his life. Both heros, Oscar and Harold, proceed on journeys that determine their fate.
In the novel The Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao the main character Oscar Wao is an outcast that desires to find love from a girl, however it is tough for him because of a dreaded curse that was placed upon his family for generations. Unlike other Dominican men, Oscar is quiet and considerate yet girls do not fancy him because in their perspective he is seen more as a friend or they simply think he is weird. Growing up Oscar was an outsider, he did not have any friends, and when he did make a friend they would desert him. It can be seen that Oscar also is a jealous character because when he found out that Manny was beating on his crush Ana, Oscar obtained his uncle's gun and made his way to try and shoot Manny.
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He works for the IRS, therefore no one likes him but he makes the best of his situation. When Harold first becomes aware that his life is being controlled by an author that writes tragedies, he is terrified and he is not sure what to do. He then concludes that he must live his life because it is going to end and he cannot stop it, so he finds love by learning to play guitar which was an instrument he has always wanted to play. Harold apprehends that he cannot ruin the story, so he lets the story finish and consequently Harold Crick

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