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Christopher Koy – Junot Díaz’s Stories as Minor Literature Junot Díaz’s “Aurora” and “Aguantando” as Minor Literature Christopher E. Koy University of South. In Junot Díaz’s “Aguantando,” the reader watches the main character, Yunior, suffer through poverty in the Dominican Republic while pining silently for his. Drown by Junot Díaz – Chapter 4 “Aguantando” summary and analysis.

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Ostrava Journal of English Philology 4: Survey of American Lit: Though the culture from which this voice springs is culturally wealthy and colorful, it is otherwise sad and tragic. The space in the novel is used to organize the short story within the novel.

All of this helps establish the setting of the Dominican family being in New Jersey, away from their country. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. She has sex with him whenever she was angry because of a bad basketball game. In many other stories in the Drown story collection, there are qualifications and even cancellations of the Dominican experience, showing the unreliability of the narrative requiring readers to undertake a process of working backward, to move along from accepted truth and assumed knowledge towards contradiction and uncertainty.

He was in the States, working, and the only way I knew him was through the photographs my moms kept in a plastic sandwich bag under her bed. The raw-edged poetic voice commands a deceptively simple immediacy from the streets of low- income urban enclaves doaz through Dominican immigrant eyes. It was only because of that plastic bag that any pictures of my father survived.

“Aguantando” by Junot Diaz by Mayte Harbison on Prezi

When I thought of Papi I thought of one shot specifically. He was celebrated in Great Britain as well: You are commenting using your Facebook account. Many sentences commingle the two languages: I made up this whole new life in there. Latino Literature in America. Sample Blog Response Blog response guidelines: Compelled to wear a mask of machismo toughness on the streets and promiscuity with womenLucero succeeds as a dealer and receives the respect of his community.

This story repeats in many foreign countries where due to dictatorships, political and socio-economic issues many families have had to disintegrate, many communities have had destroyed and many nations have become very corrupted too. The ebullient style of Lucero narrating how he deals drugs for long hours in schools is effective and realistic, and usually his customers speak Spanish.


One of the interesting themes that I saw throughout the text was poverty and its impact on the characters.

Drown – Chapter 4 “Aguantando” Summary & Analysis

Her instinct to keep them safe and happy all while battling her own struggles is how the mother of this book is a sacrificial mother, ready to give her all for her children. By continuing to use this website, you agree to their use. He valorizes her natural artistic abilities in paintings she makes on the walls inside abandoned buildings where they have had sex. There seems to be some sort of mutual understanding that she may very well still believe that her husband will come home one day.

You are commenting using your WordPress. He shows you how the mother felt it was her duty to provide a better life for her family and that could mean working at the chocolate factory to staying with her husband who is having an affair because it means a better life for her and her children.

Menu Skip to content Search. Instead, his father married a U. And ahuantando things got hard, Yunior and Rafa were to send to live with their relatives, most of the time, separately. She supports the way he is and even though in one scene of the novel she is caught yelling at her son for climbing a tree too high it is because she wants to keep them safe. Yunior as such embodies a wretched product of post-colonialism. In the meantime, these Dominican children lived in a rat-infested home with virtually no income: Violence precedes the narrative, continues throughout the narrative and remains an unending juno of life.

Email required Address never made public. The mom simply finds any means of work in the States, working at a chocolate factory just to support her family Diaz This order helps the reader follow through the story more easily and break it down into smaller parts within the short story of the novel. In part three of the short story, Diaz shows that the kids are in the know about their unreliable father, who continues to make promises he can not keep.


In the absurdity of his situation, the petulant Lucero projects the brutality he knows from the Dominican authorities while waiting for Aurora outside a building. Papi might find that there is no use for him in the Dominican Republic because of the hardships of poverty.

On the other hand, Papi might be avoiding the children because he is embarrassed that he can not live up to his financial role. You are commenting using your WordPress. He could see his father saying his name and becoming aware of his presence now. This site uses cookies. junkt

Group B Post- Aguantando

If I had half a brain I would have done what Cut told me to do. Many may believe that she is rough with her sons and shows very little love. She disappears for weeks without a trace, fiaz the children with their blind maternal grandfather: When Aguanyando told him we were in love he laughed.

Those type of comments can make someone insignificant because they cannot afford the luxuries she is taking about, which are really just the basic needs that everyone should be entitled to. To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Dump her sorry ass. Losing face with Cut and the rest of his drug-dealing associates would moreover be dangerous.

Lucero attempts to express his desires but fails because ny cannot let down his own mask, even though Aurora reveals through drawings her own desire to live elsewhere and have a family with him.

Junot Díaz, “Aguantando” | English (MW5)

Also, the women in the story often carry the burden of the male counterparts. The mom tend to improvise to make sure her kids had at least one pencil and notebook to use for school.

A weakling grandfather cannot make up for the absence of a strong father-figure.