How does Oscar's character change throughout the story?
At the beginning, Oscar is portrayed as being predominantly interested in girls, and this is something that does not change throughout the book, but merely grows in intensity. After going from having two girlfriends to being single, Oscar falls into a love affair with food and role-playing games, leading him to be cast at school as an overweight geek.
By the time he reaches university, Oscar is still considered a geek, and his sister Lola entreats a former partner, Yunior, to be his friend and keep an eye on him.
Repeated heartbreak and rejection eventually lead Oscar to an unsuccessful suicide attempt, after which he eventually begins to briefly feel more positive.
Later, he lands a teaching job at his alma mater, where he once again finds himself the subject of ridicule.
After being badly beaten while on holiday in Santo Domingo, Oscar begins to wonder if there is truth in the idea of the fuku curse which is said to exist over his life.
The final stage of Oscar's character development is a...
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