Alma Setting

Junot Díaz
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Rutgers University

Rutgers University is a public university in New Jersey. It has campuses in New Brunswick, Newark, and Camden. Based on Diaz’s other works, it is evident that Yunior attends classes at the New Brunswick campus. Also, Alma is a student of Rutgers' Mason Gross School of the Arts, which is located in New Brunswick. Yunior, Alma, and Laxmi are all students at Rutgers. Yunior’s specific description of Laxmi as a “freshman” (49) implies that Yunior and Alma are not freshman. Yunior also appears to live in an off-campus apartment instead of in a dormitory.

Yunior’s Apartment

Yunior lives in an off-campus apartment. This is not directly stated, but it is evident by the fact that Alma, when confronting Yunior, is waiting “on the stoop” (49). The narrative does not state whether or not Yunior is still living in the same apartment as his mother or if...

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