The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao Analysis

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Life is an imperfect circle. There is a starting point and an end point in every area of one’s life. This perpetual truth is not simple enough to be deduced down to good or bad. Every imperfect circle is a cycle, and every cycle is different; whether it be at a personal, relationship, or historical level. Inevitably, every cycle continues until broken by the one(s) it directly affects. Although outside forces might attempt to interrupt those cycles, the only one who possesses the power to to change or break the course of their imperfect circle is the individual(s) it belongs to. In the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz, many characters are situated in negative cycles yet they consciously continue to contribute to the detrimental rhythm of their life. Oscar, the insecure, nerdy literature and video game loving protagonist, does so on a personal level as the readers experience his self hatred. Yunior and Lola’s relationship portray the image of two imperfect circles that create one intertwined, …show more content…
The recurring theme of colonization and tyranny. The cycle of fuku, the Curse and the Doom of the New World, manifests itself throughout the novel. The curse, according to the logic of superstitious Dominicans, started by Christopher Columbus’ discovery of the Americas. He was a genocider who was all powerful and praised. This cycle continues to Trujillo, the dictator of the Dominican Republic from 1930 to 1961. He also ruled in fear and killed people mercilessly. He was also praise because everyone was afraid to confront him. This patterned is continued modern day as America continues to inject itself into other countries.Unknowingly, we are all affected by fuku, “.... we are all of us its children, whether we know it or not”. We are all products of colonization. We are all the ones being affected by it, which also mean we are the ones who can break the

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