The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

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What role does the idea of what defines true masculinity play in the novel The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao?

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The male characters in the novel struggle to achieve a positive, healthy masculine identity in part because they lack role models. The two protagonists, Yunior and Oscar, present two contrasting views of masculinity, although these differences are somewhat lessened by the end. Yunior embodies a more conventional, even stereotypical version of Latin American masculinity or

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