The Brief Wondrous Life Oscar Wao Analysis

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In The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao , Junot Díaz uses Beli’s near death experience to highlight how love and violence work together to keep the plot moving. After Beli becomes undeniably in love with the Gangster she sees a life with him and plans on being with him for years. She becomes pregnant and the Gangster’s wife finds out and sends two men to kill her and the baby. As Beli is being beaten to death the narrator says, “ Between punches she brought up her knees to comfort her stomach. You’ll be OK, she whispered through a broken mouth. You’ll live.”(146). This reference demonstrates her powerful love for her unborn child and in spite of the fact that she is going through one of the most horrific and traumatizing moments of her

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