Cultural identity, politics, and poverty are all important themes in Oscar Wao, particularly when the setting shifts to the Dominican Republic. But they all take a seat to the novel’s main theme: love. The problem of finding love flows through this story from beginning to end. Oscar is driven to find love as much as Yunior, who is able to have multiple sexual partners but seems incapable of fulfilling his need for love. Beli, Oscar’s mother, looked for love most of her life. She just looked in the wrong places. Her love for her children is shown in her strong desire to help...
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