Day 3

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    Does Yunior respect Oscar?

    Yunior does not seem to respect Oscar in the story he's telling, but in retrospect he does. At the time of the novel's events, Yunior seems to see see Oscar only as a pathetic person who can't get any girls. But with the benefit of hindsight, he sees Oscar as more of a tragic figure.

  2. 2

    Why does Yunior talk so much about Oscar's Dominican heritage and not about his own?

    Yunior is trying to tell a story about his ancestral homeland while maintaining some distance. Yunior's writing is clearest and best when he is discussing the de Leon family and not his own past or feelings.

  3. 3

    Oscar tries to kill himself...

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