Fiesta Junot Diaz Analysis

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Analysis Of Fiesta By Junot Diaz
Junot Diaz’s short story “Fiesta”, is based on an immigrant family which consists of a father, mother, two sons and a daughter attending a family celebration to welcome their aunt and uncle. As the story progresses, it shows misfit relationships in the family. Throughout “Fiesta,” the father is not honest to his wife and is dominating over the family. The mother and children fear their father. Furthermore, the two sons show internal hatred towards their father although the mother takes actions in several events to prevent breaking up of the family unit. Dishonesty, hatred and protectiveness operate together in this short story, to demonstrate that a family should be a unit that has respect, affection and honesty towards each other in all situations that arises at various times.
Dishonesty provides a central role in this story.
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As an extension, of the dishonesty the father wasn’t even concerned of the family knowing his affair or he used the children as a way to let the mother know of this matter. This is clearly stated in some places within the story such as “Instead of taking me home he went the other way…. The Puerto Rican woman was there and she helped me clean up and “Papi has taken me there twice now” (4, 5). According to what Yunior thinks, “I’d been waiting for a blowup, something between papi and mami ….where everybody would know. You’re a cheater!”(6)describes how Yunior sees the unfaithfulness and the roughness of the father towards his wife.
Another significant characteristic of the story is hatred that is demonstrated between the children and the father. When Yunior says "I 'd written an essay in school called 'My father the torture. '", this illustrates that Yunior must have an extreme

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