Calculatedly Díaz used this symbol a few times throughout his novel to bestow more depth to his storytelling and possibly as a catalyst backdrop for political violence. The symbol of faceless men is found in his novel in the following scenes:
Dejame, she screamed, and when she looked up she saw that there was one more cop sitting in the car, and when he turned toward her she saw that he didn’t have a face. All the strength fell right out of her (141).
In the above scene the faceless man represents the misuse of power by the cops, and of those who take away your rig...
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...not. The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007). Pages 141, 237 and 298.
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