Alma - Paragraph 3 Summary & Analysis

Junot Díaz
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Yunior lists several differences between himself and Alma. Firstly, he says, “Alma is slender as a reed, you are a steroid-addicted block” (48), illustrating the physical difference between them. He then addresses what he sees as a difference of interests, stating, “Alma loves driving, you books; Alma owns a Saturn, you have no points on your license; Alma’s nails are too dirty for cooking, your spaghetti con pollo is the best in the land” (48). Yunior sums up these lists by stating that he and Alma “are so very different” (48). Yunior also states that he and Alma have different outlooks with regard to the world at large. Alma “rolls her eyes every time you turn on the news and says she can’t ‘stand’ politics” (48).

Yunior then shifts to a discussion of Alma’s self-perceived cultural identity. Alma is highly attached to her Dominican heritage...

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