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Junot Diaz's essay "The Dreamer" is an account and reflection upon his mother's experience growing up poor in the rural hills of the Dominican Republic. In the essay, Diaz describes how his mother...

Latest answer posted November 24, 2019, 11:42 pm (UTC)

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In "How to Date a Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, or Halfie)," Junot Diaz, the setting—the Terrace—gives the reader a sense of familiarity or unfamiliarity, depending on their background, and...

Latest answer posted March 29, 2019, 6:47 pm (UTC)

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Let's talk about the various literary elements in Junot Díaz's short story "Wildwood." The story begins with an inciting incident of conflict that is only the tip of the iceberg, so to speak, of a...

Latest answer posted August 29, 2021, 5:24 pm (UTC)

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"How to Date a Brown Girl (black girl, white girl, or halfie)" by Junot Diaz is a story framed as a series of instructions to a boy preparing for a girl to come to his house. The narrator instructs...

Latest answer posted December 5, 2019, 5:57 pm (UTC)

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An essay that emphasizes culture and history should look at the larger context in which the individual story is set. The suggested themes of mother–daughter relationship and the daughter’s role...

Latest answer posted November 3, 2019, 8:34 pm (UTC)

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What you think of this story is up to you. Did you find yourself relating to Yunior, or did you find him too cynical? Many readers enjoy the story's sense of realism; Yunior seems like a real guy...

Latest answer posted March 27, 2017, 11:10 pm (UTC)

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Yunior is the primary narrator in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao and can be considered a sexist product of his Dominican culture. When Yunior bemoans Oscar's inability to win the affections...

Latest answer posted December 31, 2021, 12:23 am (UTC)

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In the story “How to Date a Browngirl,” Yunior is a static character rather than a dynamic one. The difference between these character types is that a dynamic character changes or has a significant...

Latest answer posted August 31, 2020, 5:54 am (UTC)

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First, you will need to decide what your thesis statement will be. Your thesis will guide the direction of your essay. So, in terms of postcolonial criticism, you might choose to discuss...

Latest answer posted April 2, 2018, 7:26 pm (UTC)

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The question is ultimately an opinion question. As long as you state your opinion and clearly defend why you think what you think, then you are good to go. I remember reading this story the...

Latest answer posted March 15, 2017, 11:12 pm (UTC)

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Junot Diaz's This is How You Lose Her is a collection of short stories which are thematically connected in that they all relate to men's tendency to cheat in relationships that are meant to be...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2018, 1:12 pm (UTC)

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In the story, the narrator includes the reference to the tear gas to make a point about his self-image: as an immigrant living in an American suburb of New Jersey, the narrator is ever aware of his...

Latest answer posted April 14, 2017, 1:19 pm (UTC)

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These two questions are not easily answered. The reason for that is because the narrator switches descriptions of the girls so quickly and so often that it is difficult to keep track of which...

Latest answer posted April 13, 2017, 10:53 pm (UTC)

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