In The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Díaz tells the story of Oscar, a Dominican-American boy who is obsessed with science fiction, fantasy, and finding love, and whose family is haunted by a generational curse. Explore a character analysis of Yunior, plot summary, and important quotes.
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Summary and Analysis
- Part I, Chapter 1
- Part I, Chapter 2
- Part I, Chapter 3, “Look at the Princess” through “El Hollywood”
- Part I, Chapter 3, from “The Gangster We’re All Looking For” to end
- Part I, Chapter 4
- Part II, Interlude and Chapter 5, from “The Famous Doctor” through “And So?”
- Part II, Chapter 5, from “Santo Domingo Confidential” to end
- Part II, Chapter 6
- Part III, Interlude and Chapter 7
- Part III, Chapter 8 and Epilogue and “The Final Letter”
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