Ysrael Symbols & Objects

Junot Díaz
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Ysrael

Ysrael himself is a symbol of those who are persecuted for their differences. Because Ysrael is severely scarred and wears a mask to cover the injuries, local children decide to persecute Ysrael and expend their energies by attacking him.

Ysrael's Mask

Ysrael's mask symbolizes privacy and independence. Ysrael chooses to wear a mask to hide his scars, and when Rafa attacks Ysrael and removes the mask, the assault is depicted as a severe violation of Ysrael's privacy and his very being.

The Campo

The campo (Spanish for countryside) symbolizes divisions between ways of life. Yunior and Rafa are used to living in the more urban Santo Domingo, and they abhor the boredom they experience in the campo. However, Yunior notes that he and Rafa have a better relationship under the circumstances of the campo.

The Pig

The pig that ate flesh from Ysrael's face symbolizes the...

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