Analysis Of Junot Diaz And The Lovers Dictionary By David Levithan

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Having an intense feeling of deep affection towards a partner, defines love. Though, that love will soon become nothing but memories. This Is How You lose Her by Junot Diaz and The Lovers Dictionary by David Levithan are both novels where the narrator has a love and hate relationship with their partner. Yunior and Leviathans narrator in the novels, agree and disagree with their perspective in relationships. Both agree relationships do hit tough times, with the narrators putting in the most effort, something they will soon regret. In the novel This Is How You Lose Her, Yunior says, “The truth is there ain’t no relationship in the world that doesn’t hit turbulence” (Diaz.19). Yunior points out the realistic fact that he and Magda are having a lot of trouble in their relationship, most likely due to Magda finding out Yunior cheated. Yunior knows this is the part where his relationship took a turn for the worst and he even admits it. Similarly, in the novel The Lovers Dictionary the narrator explains “Sometimes during sex, I wish there was a button on the small of your back that I could press and cause you to be done with it already” (Levithan.20). In this novel, Levithans narrator is obviously having issues if wrong feelings are occurring during intimacy. Just as Yunior knows that their relationship has hit a rough road, the narrator in The Lovers Dictionary is explaining the lack of love during intimacy and that is a huge problem in any relationship. Lack of intimacy leads to…

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