Junot Diaz

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  • Junot Diaz

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    Father and Son Relationships In the Junot Diaz short story “Fiesta, 1980,” the relationship of the main character Yunior and his father is examined from the son’s point of view. A variety of conflicts and events that are common between a son and his father are discussed, memories and events are revealed in a way that show the son is eager and anxious to have a relationship with his father. Although conflicts are presented that involve both characters

  • An Analysis Of Nilda, By Junot Diaz

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    Young Yunior has a crush on his older brother, Rafa’s, girlfriend in Nilda,by Junot Diaz. Running from an alcoholic mother, Nilda often spends the night in the brothers’ shared bedroom, unbeknownst to their unsuspecting mother. Forced to keep the mother from becoming suspicious, Rafa and Nilda engage in sexual intercourse while the infatuated Yunior is pretending to sleep in the same room. The conflict occurs as Yunior tries to reconcile the innocent girl he became infatuated with to the new Nilda

  • "Fiesta" for Whom? by Junot Diaz

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    “Fiesta” for Whom? Junot Diaz displays in his short story “Fiesta” how an abusive father can cause a family to disconnect from each other and their cultural values. Yunior, the narrator, explains how he and his family were immigrants from the Dominican Republic. The lived in New Jersey and were invited to a party in the Bronx in New York City. The father creates disconnection in the family because of his strong connection to his cultural values. His culture taught him to be patriarchal, promiscuous

  • Junot Diaz 's The Money

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    In Junot Diaz’s essay “The Money” he explains where his family stands economically. Stating that his father was regularly being fired from his forklifting jobs and his mother 's only job was to care for him and his four siblings. With the money brought home by his father, his mom would save some. Her reason was to raise enough to send to her parents back in the Dominican Republic. When his family went on a vacation, they came back to an unpleasant surprise; their house had been broke into. Eventually

  • A Literary Convention Expended by Junot Diaz

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    Analyzing a symbol as a literary convention used by author, Junot Díaz makes a way to identify the purpose of the device. In his novel, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao (2007), the mechanism is used to develop an explicit character and point of view. The symbol is a sensory image that holds rich implication that is either a narrow or broad. Occasionally the reader is cast off by the author with an unknown meaning of the symbol hence is forced to create his own interpretation. The latter principle

  • Analysis Of The Poem ' The Dreamer ' By Junot Diaz

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    A Response to "The Dreamer" by Junot Diaz Generations past guide our futures. The sacrifices and triumphs of our elders shape the environment in which we are born into, how we grow, and where we are today. My great-great-grandmother was able to leave Budapest, Hungary and come to America. My great-grandmother was able to obtain an education that would not have been readily available to her in her homeland. This has allowed me to be born into a free world, where

  • Junot Diaz 's Fiesta, 1980

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    punished, and even when he did not walk my grandmother to and from the grocery store. The mistreatment had reached the end of father’s patience when he became a rebellious son, breaking curfews and refusing to return home at the end of the day. In Junot Díaz 's short story Fiesta, 1980, narrated by an son, Yunior, who describes the hardships he and his Dominican family shared as they drove to a party in the Bronx in New York City. At the age of twelve, Yunior loses his innocence as a result from the

  • Junot Diaz 's An Instruction Manual

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    Junot Diaz, author of “How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie’’ is a “how to” instructional guide that is written in second person. This allows the author to offer different perspectives as in how to act and behave towards an individual according to their race and social class. With this way of writing it gives a realistic point of view because we are able to actualize it to real life. This suggests that the government cheese that the boy’s family has been part of his social class

  • The Cheater's Guide To Love By Junot Diaz

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    In the short story “The Cheater’s Guide to Love” by Junot Diaz, the author pinpoints on the Yunior’s life as a writer and college professor who is also struggling with his romantic relationships. The short story is filled with his experiences of using women for his beneficial needs and how it negatively affects him. It focuses on Yunior’s downfall through life after the destruction of his relationship with his fiance. The diction includes the narrator’s hateful consideration of women and a paradox

  • Junot Diaz 's Fiesta, 1980

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    Junot Diaz is a Dominican-American writer whose collection of short stories Drown tells the story of immigrant families in the urban community of New Jersey. His short story “Fiesta, 1980” focuses on Yunior, an adolescent boy from Dominican Republic and his relationship with his father. On the other hand, Piri Thomas was a great Latino writer from Puerto-Rico whose memoir Down These Mean Streets tells his life story as an adolescent residing in Harlem and the challenges he faces outside in the neighborhood