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    Junot Diaz has had profound success in his writing as he is able to incorporate personal experiences through a stylistic writing pattern in which he conveys the struggles and upheavals in the lives of his characters. Although these aspects of his writing have led to his prosperity as a writer, the novels and short stories he produces are not suitable for young adults and children because of controversial remarks present in his writing. Overall, Junot Diaz’s vulgarity and derogatory comments towards

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    Jennifer D. Shyu Professor Patrick Hendricks English 111 31 January 2017 Chasing Dreams Everyone chases a dream at some point in life. “The Dreamer” by Junot Diaz is a heartfelt story about one exceptional woman chasing her dreams. Diaz uses his mother’s life as an example of how a person can achieve his or her dreams by having courage and self-determination. He chooses to write about her because she is his motivation to succeed. He uses her struggles to provide evidence to support his thesis

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    Junot Díaz, unlike most authors, has an ability to tell his stories without the use of large, descriptive passages. With only a few words he can immerse his readers into the environment of his stories, such as the subject work, Drown. Whether in a comfortable suburb or a decrepit neighborhood, Junot Diaz is skilled in producing active scenes with minimal words in his piece Drown. As Barbara Stewart writes about Junot’s work in Outsider with a Voice, “The New Jersey of which [Junot] writes is the

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    wanted to tell you. My subject: how to explain to you that I don’t belong to English though I belong nowhere else” (Gustavo Pérez Firmat). The author, Junot Diaz, is trying to remind the reader where he is from and that he believes it is important to know the culture before diving into the diversity and struggle that Dominican Republicans endure. Diaz presents readers with a poverty-stricken group of characters in a blunt and honest language. Through the voice of the character, Yunior, the author instills

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    Junot Diaz Drown universe is one filled with insecurities that disturbs the closest relationship that the different characters find themselves in. One of the main issues explored, addressed in the stories “Fiesta 1980”, “Aurora”, and “ Drown”, is how do your own insecurities affect your attitude in your inter-personal relationships? In these stories, the consequences of personal insecurities of the character’s relationships include conjugal violence, denial of adultery and possible denial of sexual

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    English 150 18 December 2014 Unconsciously, we all speak different languages; we categorize the way we speak by the environment and people at which we are speaking too. Whenever a character enters an unfamiliar environment, they experiment with language to find themselves and understand reality. For immigrants, language is a means to retain one’s identity; however, as they become more assimilated in their new communities their language no longer reflects that of their identity but of their new

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    Junot Diaz 's The Money

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    Junot Diaz is a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is very widely known for this writing and his background story. In Junot Diaz’s story, “The Money: Starting Out,” he shares a story from his childhood. The story is about when Diaz and his family had just recently moved to New Jersey from Santo Domingo and they felt as if they were “targeted.” The neighborhood that they were living in was not the top of the line, lots of robberies were taking place. The Diazs’ themselves are

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    Political and Emotional Dictatorship within Junot Diaz's Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Works Cited Missing Junot Díaz published his first novel and second book The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao in 2006, forty-five years after the 1930-1961 rule of Trujillo over the Dominican Republic collapsed. That's the central theme of the novel: dictatorship. It concerns not only political, man-over-man, Trujillo-brutal dictatorship (though that is a haunting image throughout), but also psychological

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    some kind; specifically the Curse and the Doom of the New World,” written in the Pulitzer Prize winning novel—The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which is written by Junot Diaz (Diaz 1). If you make a bad choice, you will receive “fuku,” says Junot Diaz in the interview on Q TV (YouTube). In the interview with Slate Magazine, Diaz says that the novel “is all about the dangers of dictatorship” (Rourke 3). It describes how Oscar’s family’s three generations have been affected by the dictatorship of

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    Anti-feminist views through the novel of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao In recent discussions, the novels “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Diaz, has given rise to a controversial question: whether women should be labeled as incomplete and an uncertainty without men. At the same time, some have argued and questioned the intention of the two authors – i.e., whether they hold any respect for women, at all. In fact, there has been a collective attempt to convey that men can control

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