Drown - Chapter 8 “How to date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie” Summary & Analysis

Junot Díaz
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Summary

This brief story reads like a running commentary that the narrator has received from other people. He uses this commentary to inform himself about how to date different types of women. What he realizes, however, is that he does not fir well with any women. With any color of girlit seems as if he has to alter himself, even if it is hiding the government cheese, to appease them.

Analysis

In this brief chapter, Yunior is trying to figure out where he belongs. In the end, his conclusion is that he belongs nowhere. Even with girls from the Dominican Republic, he has to change himself so that they like him. Readers get a sense that just listening to the list of things to do and no to do is exhausting for Yunior.

What is especially poignant is when he...

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