The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao Essay

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There’s a direct relationship between the canefields and violence in the book, there had to be a reason for this. The canefields in the Dominican Republic was where the slaves worked when the Spanish colonizers came to the country, they were the cotton fields of the Dominican Republic. This is also when the fuku, or curse, was brought over the Dominican Republic from Europe as the narrator claims.”It is believed that the arrival of Europeans on Hispaniola unleashed the fuku on the world, and we’ve all been in the shit ever since” (page 1). This must mean that canefields are part of the fuku the Europeans brought along. The canefields in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao represent where the fuku happens in the Dominican Republic. All the savage and cruel violence that happens in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao always goes down in the canefields. This is where Beli was taken by the…show more content…
The mongoose appears several time in the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao.We first encounter the mongoose when this creature guides Beli out of the canefields when she is beaten to near death. The Golden Mongoose also appears right before Oscar just before he jumps of the bridge. He also appears when Oscar is beaten just like his mother, Beli. The mongoose always seemed to be helping Oscar and Beli when they were at a very desperate point in their lives. Personally, the mongoose represented our conscious and motivation. Canefields represent my country of origin to me, Somalia . Somalia was colonized by the Italians in 1889. After the Italians left the country it has been controlled by warlords. It seems that whenever a country is conquered by Europeans that they bring fuku to that country. In 1990 the country had been hit with famine and conflicts which caused the country to completely collapse. I am still connected to this place because I have relatives that still reside in Somalia. I hear my relatives calling my mom telling her to send some money because they are
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