Drown Characters

Junot Díaz
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Yunior

Yunior, the main character and narrator of the stories, tells them from an educated distance. By the time that Yunior writes these stories down, he is already an educated man. The reader knows this because of the explicit and implicit references to college and time passing. This can also be presumed because of the reflection and word choice.

Yunior is a young boy who grows up in the Dominican Republic and immigrates at the age of nine to New Jersey. He resents his father for the way he treats his mother, yet still wants a relationship with him. He is self-aware and witnesses the struggles that people like him go through every day in their lives of poverty and drug abuse. Midway through the book, he decides that he does not want to live like this anymore and begins to consciously change his actions to get out. Though...

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