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    Stereotypes and Expectations “How to date a brown girl (black girl, white girl, or halfie)” and “Girl” are both an extreme representation of what life was and sometimes still is for many women. They’re both based on a standardized conception of how women should act towards society. Even though these two stories have similar messages, the points of view from where each story is told are different. “How to date a brown girl” is narrated by a teenager who believes is experienced with girls from all types of ethnicities

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    “How to Date a Brown Girl” by Junot Diaz in 1996 describes a man’s reality when it comes to dating in what appears to be his teens. Diaz uses a rather conversational style in his short story, explaining how exactly one should go about dating, depending on the race of the girl and where she is from. He explains everything from what you should do about certain foods in your fridge to what you should end up expecting out of the date. But each aspect of the date has multiple different outcomes, depending

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    How to Date a Brown Girl, Black Girl, White Girl or Halfie by Junot Diaz and Girl by Jamaica Kincaid are both fictional stories that provide somewhat of a guide or blue print on how to navigate through poverty and other difficult circumstances surrounding one’s social standing and identity in life in order to fit into what is considered to be the norm of society. How to Date a Brown Girl, Black Girl White Girl or Halfie gives an account of a teenage boy of Dominican descent who develops and promotes

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    literary works. “How to Date a Brown Girl” is a short story written by Diaz, with a young Dominican immigrant named Yunior as its main character. The struggles of immigrants in America have long been an issue, and Diaz masterfully blends the struggles of fitting in as an immigrant with the struggles of growing up, as “How to Date a Brown Girl” is filled with connections to larger social issues, if you’re looking closely enough. The two main social issues in “How to Date a Brown Girl” are the struggles

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    In “How to Date a Brown Girl (Black Girl, White Girl, or Halfie),” Junot Diaz used the narrator to instruct the proper behavior depending on the race of the one’s date, “Tell her that you love her hair, that you love her skin, her lips, because, in truth, you love them more than you love your own” (Diaz, 3). The male Dominican narrator began preparing for his date by removing signs of his culture from his house, including family pictures, pictures with his afro, and government cheese. The inclusion

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    Psychoanalytic Theory on Junot Diaz’s, "How to date a brown girl (black girl, white girl, or halfie)" “Tell her that you love her hair, that you love her skin, her lips, because, in truth, you love them more than you love your own.” Is a quote from Junot Diaz’s, "How to date a brown girl (black girl, white girl, or halfie)”? In this sartical quote by Diaz, is used to highlights multicultural girl stereotypes. The stereotypes are described based on ethnicity and social class of a basic teenage

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    Junot Diaz’s “How to Date a Brown girl (Black Girl, White Girl, or Halfie)” is more than a mere story about handjobs. It is a satirical piece about a young dominican boy named Yunior explaining how to pick up girls. The He gives advice on how to change your style depending on the girls ethnicity and social class. It is told from a second person perspective as if the he was addressing the reader directly. Diaz uses setting, satire , and theme to highlight the cultural differences in the United States

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    Common literary elements in “Girl” and “How to date…” In “Girl” by Jamaica Kincaid and “How to date a browngirl….” by Junot Diaz, both authors, use a short narrative story as an instructional and or a how-to guide. "Girl" is instructions on learning how to become a woman according to her mother. "How to date a brown girl..." is a how-to guide for an adolescent boy to prepare for a date. Using two literary methods of point of view and diction, both Kincaid and Diaz successfully

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    The short story “How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, and Halfie” by Junot Diaz is the main character, Yunior’s, guide to dating girls of different races and the ways to act in order to get what you want from them. The only thing Yunior seems to want for these girls is sexual acts. This short story argues that a person’s heritage, economic class, and race affect how a person identifies themselves, and how their identity affects how they act towards other people. The pressures a person may

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    turns out that Noah Brown allegedly had a fake date on last week's episode. On last Friday's Alaskan Bush People, Noah went on a date with a gorgeous woman. Radar Online has been able to figure out that this woman happens to be an actress and may have not just been someone interested in dating Noah Brown. Noah went on a date with a woman named Karryna, and he said that he met her while he was in the lower 48 states at the beach. The date on Alaskan Bush People looked like a great date. Noah shared that

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