The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao - Part I, Chapter Four Summary & Analysis

Junot Díaz
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The narrator, Yunior, returns to Oscar’s story in this part of the novel. He tells of an instance where he got jumped. Lola takes care of him, nursing him back to health and helping to restore his courage. He and Lola met in college, having a fling during their sophomore year. When Oscar almost kills himself over a girl, Yunior agrees to take care of him and be his roommate the coming year in hopes of earning good favor with Lola.

Looking back, Yunior realizes when Oscar told him he was cursed, he should have run, but at the time it didn’t seem to matter. He doesn’t see much of Oscar their first few months together. Yunior admits Oscar was a considerate roommate and says he was a good writer. He even tries to give Oscar dating advice...

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