The Elections Are Written By Tom Perrotta And The Brief Wondrous Life Of Oscar Wao

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In relationships what is unhealthy vs. healthy. The Elections are written by Tom Perrotta and The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao was written by Junot Diaz. The two novels had many similarities and differences, but the one that stood out the most to me was the love affairs in both novels. As similar they were, they were completely different as well. The two characters go after someone they know they can’t have but their intentions of the relationship are quite different. The Election and The Brief Wondrous life of Oscar Wao both had typical high school love drama both involving where the girl could not continue the relationship. With The Election one of the teacher’s had an affair with a student. The teacher fell in love with the student, but was very childish about it. Eventually, the student came to realize that this morally wrong and tried to stay away from him as much as possible. The relationship terminally ended when the mother of the student found out from a note the teacher had written on her test. In the Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Oscar fell in love with Ana and tried his best to be there for her. However, what was preventing that relationship was his nerdy personality and that she was still in love with her ex-boyfriend Manny. Even after he changed his looks and confessed his love for her she still was not interested in him. The teacher and Oscar were going after girls who they knew weren’t a good suit for them. Even with the warning signs and

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