This Is How You Loose Her Essay

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Channell Williams
Professor Blitshteyn
February 27, 2013
This is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz


Junot Díaz expresses his feelings through his literary work, This is How You Lose Her. The reactions through the female characters he has describe in his life (fragment finish your thought. The reactions of who? In his life what?). Nilda is a promiscuous girl who was the main character’s brother’s girlfriend who represents a part of the main character’s life. Nilda represents how both men and women can be on the same level of equality. Nilda is part of the main character’s life by viewing how the relationship process flows. The relationship goes from infidelity to being dumped and then abjectly begging forgiveness. The main
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Nilda also have the attitude of being strong headed but also portrays the type of person that needs love and affection from a guy. Nilda felt so relieved when she met her boyfriend Rafa. She can achieve her goals, but she is experiencing some contradictions of achieving her goal. Rafa did not show that he really cares about his girlfriend’s future. Without the love and support she does feel that she would not be able to make it (Don’t end your sentences in prepositions. Rephrase). Nilda also shows her toughness and hold back her tears. She hangs out with the guys and pleases her boyfriend. She would do anything to make her boyfriend happy. Without that sense of security, Nilda would not feel comfortable personally (awkward phrasing you need to rephrase this. Maybe you can say she did not feel comfortable with her new personality due to the various compromises she had to make for her boyfriend). Not being happy with one’s self, causes an individual to lose his or her true self. Nilda had judgments from her mother and Rafa about what she wants to do for her future.
The author, Junot Diaz portrays, his feelings about life through his novel This is How You Lose Her (You already said this! Too Repetative! Take it out or rephrase!). The author used a female character Nilda. She showed how men and women can be equal in every respect such as dreams, jobs, and class. Nilda would do anything to thrive throughout her life.
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