The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

Does Oscar Have a Feminine Side ?

Is He A Feminine ?

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Oscar’s plight throughout the story is his inability to embody the role of the Dominican male both physically and mentally. Oscar’s sole ambition is to find a woman who returns his love but he does not have the necessary masculine qualities to achieve his goal. Yunior’s plight, on the other hand, is his overachieved masculinity, i.e. his role as a ladies’ man that cannot turn off his charm, to the point that he is unable to maintain a relationship with Lola because he cannot be faithful. Oscar and Yunior are opposites when it comes to Dominican masculinity and thus act as foils to one another.