History Literature / TheBriefWondrousLifeOfOscarWao

25th Apr '16 2:35:02 PM RingSlinger
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''The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao'' (2007) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Junot Díaz. The story is centered around the character Oscar de León, a [[OneOfUs consummate scifi and fantasy geek]] with horrendous luck with women who wants to be the Dominican Creator/JRRTolkien. The story is told through his former roommate at Rutgers, Yunior, who comes off as a [[JerkAss bit dickish]] when he is first introduced into the story, but [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold grows into a better person]] by the time he is writing the novel. Yunior tells the story of Oscar's life (and [[OhAndXDies death]]) by tracing Oscar's story through his sister Lola, his mother Hypatá Belicia Cabral (or Beli for short), and his grandfather Abelard Cabral's own tragic tales.

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''The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao'' (2007) is a Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Junot Díaz. The story is centered revolves around the character Oscar de León, a [[OneOfUs consummate scifi and fantasy geek]] with horrendous luck with women who wants to be the Dominican Creator/JRRTolkien. The story is told through his former roommate at Rutgers, Yunior, who comes off as a [[JerkAss bit dickish]] when he is first introduced into the story, but [[JerkWithAHeartOfGold grows into a better person]] by the time he is writing the novel. Yunior tells the story of Oscar's life (and [[OhAndXDies death]]) by tracing Oscar's story through his sister Lola, his mother Hypatá Belicia Cabral (or Beli for short), and his grandfather Abelard Cabral's own tragic tales.
25th Feb '16 4:47:37 AM VoxAquila
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* MostWritersAreWriters: Both Yunior and Oscar are aspiring writers; the later of pulpy SF, and the former of hyper-violent {{Noir}}.
18th Feb '16 5:35:58 AM VoxAquila
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* InsistantTerminology: Oscar's geeky interests are lumped together as "the Genres."

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* InsistantTerminology: InsistentTerminology: Oscar's geeky interests are lumped together as "the Genres."
18th Feb '16 5:35:11 AM VoxAquila
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* InstantTerminology: Oscar's geeky interests are lumped together as "the Genre."

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* InstantTerminology: InsistantTerminology: Oscar's geeky interests are lumped together as "the Genre.Genres."


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* RatedMForManly: Both Oscar and Yunior struggle with living up to the Dominican standards of masculinity.
18th Feb '16 5:27:31 AM VoxAquila
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* CategoryTraitor: Oscar is considered one for being 1) bad with girls, and 2) literate.


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* InstantTerminology: Oscar's geeky interests are lumped together as "the Genre."
20th Dec '15 4:34:36 PM nombretomado
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19th Nov '15 5:00:35 AM pontemonkey
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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Why, yes, Rafael Trujilo [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafael_Trujillo was a real person, and dictator of the Dominican Republic.]] He didn't have a sister, though one shows up in the text. Other historical figures, such as the Mirabal Sisters and Joaquin Balauger, show up in the footnotes.

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* HistoricalDomainCharacter: Why, yes, Rafael Trujilo [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafael_Trujillo was a real person, and dictator of the Dominican Republic.]] He didn't have a sister, though one shows up in the text. Other historical figures, such as the Mirabal Sisters and Joaquin Balauger, Balaguer, show up in the footnotes.
5th Nov '15 4:29:02 AM VoxAquila
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4th Nov '15 4:46:51 AM VoxAquila
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* AbusiveParents: Beli despises both of her children, even telling [[spoiler:Lola to keep her mouth shut about a neighbor molesting her.]]
10th Oct '15 12:03:41 PM nombretomado
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