Day 2

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    How would you compare Oscar's attitude toward love with Beli's attitude toward love?

    Oscar and Beli are both irrational enamoraos, and both experience violent disappointment because of it. Oscar is hurt because his lovers do not reciprocate physically and Beli because hers do. For both Oscar and Beli, the people they trust and care for the most are the people who tend to let them down hardest.

  2. 2

    Do you think The Gangster is a villain?

    Students can make the case either way, as long as they support their opinions. While The Gangster doesn't do much to help Beli, he is not necessarily responsible for her plight. Her situation can be seen more a...

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