Objects & Places from The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Junot Díaz
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Mister

This is a pet name that Lola uses for Oscar and that she wants to put on his tombstone.

Trujillo

This is the dictator in the Dominican Republican from 1930 until 1961 and represents cruel power.

The Part in Lola and La Inca’s Hair

This is a ragged, lightning shape in the hair of two family members.

Casa Hatuey

This is the name of the villa where Beli's parents lived.

Bottles of Cisco

This is what Oscar drinks before he tries to kill himself by jumping off a train bridge.

Golden Mongoose

This is something that both Beli and Oscar see after being beaten.

Man With No Face

This symbolic person is seen in dreams and hallucinations throughout the novel and seems to be an omen of bad fortune.

Two Thousand Dollars

Lola receives this in exchange for having sex; she plans to run away with it, but...

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