Junot Díaz Writing Styles in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Junot Díaz
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Point of View

There are two narrators in this story. The main narrator appears to be a boy named Yunior. Yunior became friends with Oscar, the hero of the novel, after he lived with him in college. Yunior’s voice is distinguishable because he uses a good deal of slang, Spanish and curse words. Yunior’s point of view on the story is important as he entered Oscar’s life as a disinterested third party. He was most interested in getting into a relationship with Lola, Oscar’s sister, so he attempted to use Oscar as a means to this end. Yunior is significant as a narrator because he is a third person observer of what is happening to Oscar’s family. He becomes friends with Oscar, and dates Lola intermittedly, but is otherwise not involved in the family’s story. For this reason, he is able to...

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