Ysrael Quotes

Junot Díaz
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In the campo there was nothing to do, no one to see.
-- Yunior (chapter 2)

Importance: One of the defining features of the story's premise is the feeling of displacement that Rafa and Yunior feel spending the summer in the countryside. The above quotation encapsulates the main factor behind Rafa and Yunior's sense of boredom and restlessness, as they feel that they have nothing to occupy them.

In the campo we were friends.
-- Yunior (chapter 2)

Importance: Yunior and Rafa spend most of the year living in the city with their mother, and their sibling relationship in the city is generally defined by interpersonal conflict. However, as Yunior states in the above quote, they are closer as brothers when in the countryside, although the narrative shows that they are not without interpersonal turbulence even in the countryside.

He was something to talk about, a name that set the kids screaming.
-- Yunior (chapter 3)

Importance: This quotation comes from the story's initial description...

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