Character Analysis Of Fiesta 1980 By Junot Diaz

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The story “Fiesta,1980” shows us that the main character Yunior gets sick every time he rides in his father’s new Volkswagen van, somehow the upholstery was doing something to Yunior’s mind during the car ride. The author Junot Diaz shows us that the father is a controlling person when it comes to his family following his rules that he has put in place. The father does not show any positive emotions towards Yunior unless it was to see if Yunior was feeling better or if he was getting used to the car rides. Yunior’s dad is trying to create what seems to look like a happy family on the outside, but on the inside the kids are scared, mom and dad are fighting, dad is having an affair. What would cause the father to be so aggressive towards …show more content…
If each family member is not ready to go by the time he got home from work, then the boys would get kicked in the butts. For example, he does not allow Yunior to eat anything before getting in to the car. “If you eat anything, I’m going to beat you,” he said to Yunior (Diaz 536). The father uses the trips he takes with Yunior as a way to see his mistress without his wife knowing it. The amount of time it takes for the father to clean the car he could be doing something with his family. All Yunior wants from his dad to do in public that he only does on those short drives is that his dad “treated me much better, like maybe I was his son or something.” (Diaz …show more content…
The dad does not spend enough time with Yunior or any of his other kids, instead of being home he spends his time having an affair when he said he was at work. The author says that Yunior thinks that “it was like my God-given role to piss him off” (Diaz 529.) The only time Yunior’s father was nice to him was when nobody was around. He acts so tough on the outside when it comes to the rules being broken but when one of the kids get sick he starts to act all concerned by

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