Day 4

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao Lesson Plan

Discussion of Thought Questions

  1. 1

    What is the significance of Lola giving away the money to Max's family?

    Lola earned that money by sleeping with her classmate's father, using her sexuality as a way to try and empower herself and escape her circumstances. Perhaps by giving the money away to Max's family, she is acknowledging that physical escape will not be enough; rather, she will have to face her mother and their relationship in order to make peace with herself.

  2. 2

    Why doesn't Lola believe in the family curse?

    Lola says that she doesn't believe in curses at all: there is only life, not curses. Instead, she feels that she has the freedom to decide whether or not to...

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