Drown (Short Story) - Pages 103 – 108 Summary & Analysis

Junot Díaz
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The narration switches back to present tense. The protagonist states that some nights, he and his friends drive to New Brunswick, where they dance and drink in clubs. As they drive home, they pass a gay bar. There are often patrons standing around outside the bar. Sometimes, the protagonist and his friends stop the car near the bar, and one of the protagonist’s friends points a plastic gun out the window at the patrons to scare them. Sometimes, the protagonist’s friends simply yell curses out the window as they pass the bar. The narrative then switches back to past tense. The protagonist cryptically states in narration, “Twice. That’s it,” (103), which is gradually revealed to allude to the two sexual encounters that occurred between Beto and the protagonist. Once, they were watching a pornographic video together when Beto reached over and touched...

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