The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Analysis
Symbolism, Imagery, Allegory
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What's Up With the Title?
You've probably thought it, so we're just going to say it: there are a lot of words in Junot Díaz's title, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. We guess there's a lot going on in this here title....
What's Up With the Epigraph?
If one epigraph is cool, two epigraphs are inarguably cooler. And since Diaz loves to juxtapose popular culture and high culture, as well as "old world" and "new world" identities, the two epigraph...
What's Up With the Ending?
Sniff, sniff; hold on, give us a minute to compose ourselves. The end of this book is pretty powerful, don't you think? Wao ends with a quote from the final letter Oscar sent from the Dominican Rep...
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