The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

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How does the hypermaleness affect Oscar? What are the problems of hypermaleness?

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Junot Diaz's novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao shows the problems of the Dominican male's machismo toward women, as exemplified by the fuku, or the curse that Trujillo and his cruelty and hyper-sexuality spreads.  The problems are many: broken relationships and families (the De Leons); women running away (Lola); deadbeat dads and bastard children; unwanted pregnancies (Beli's); fleeing from home and country; physical and psychological abuse (Beli); depression and disorders (Oscar's eating).

The novel is, among other things, a COMING OF AGE QUEST....

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