Christopher Koy – Junot Díaz’s Stories as Minor Literature Junot Díaz’s “Aurora” and “Aguantando” as Minor Literature Christopher E. Koy University of South. In Junot Díaz’s “Aguantando,” the reader watches the main character, Yunior, suffer through poverty in the Dominican Republic while pining silently for his. Drown by Junot Díaz – Chapter 4 “Aguantando” summary and analysis.

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One may argue that maybe she was just playing with them, giving them any number so they could leave her alone.

Drown – Chapter 4 “Aguantando” Summary & Analysis

He has an easy time torturing the old man, breaking his ankle. The mom simply finds any means of work in the States, working at a chocolate factory just to support her family Diaz Many may believe that she is rough with her sons and shows very little love.

Though the culture from which this voice springs is culturally wealthy and colorful, it is otherwise sad and tragic.

The way Junot describes the living conditions to some might seem unimaginably but to many kids all over the world this is everyday life. Working at the chocolate factory seems like a better option for her since it a job in the States rather than any low labor job if she could even find one back home in the Dominican Republic.

Junot Díaz, “Aguantando” | English (MW5)

He was in the States, working, and the only way I knew him was through the photographs my moms kept in a plastic sandwich bag under her bed. During her junott the couple infrequently corresponded.

Also, the women in the story often carry the burden of the male counterparts. Taken days before the U. Toward a Minor Literature As a response, her teenage son Yunior violently refuses to leave his home and his mother in these difficult financial times: I agree with agauntando analysis that it must be difficult to adjust to life in the United States after the immigration from the Dominican Republic when you live in a shabby and run aguantanxo area.


Even though they have moved far away from their culture and left it behind, the culture has not left them since they still are a part of it staying together and speaking their language to each other. However, this is false, for the simple fact abuantando if she were just playing with the boys she would have given them a smaller number. She disappears for weeks without a trace, leaving the children with their blind maternal grandfather: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: These Dominican characters agunatando not enjoy the advantages Cubans have of refugee status nor can they obtain American citizenship as effortlessly as Puerto Ricans.

His narrative style along with his commingling of two languages, chiastic structure as well as the phantasmagoria of form and sensation, all reflect the post-colonial immigrant perspectives in which assimilation aguantanndo Latino machismo depict fatherless males embodying aspects of the oppressed and the oppressors alike.

Dump her sorry ass.

Group B Post- Aguantando

Losing face with Cut and the rest of his drug-dealing associates would moreover be dangerous. You are commenting using your Twitter account. The broken language and cultural assimilation definitely helps establish the setting of the chapter in the United States rather then the fluent spanish speaking country of the Dominican Republic.

This story, I would argue in contrast, does not deteriorate into violence, but simply carries on with violence and never escapes or transcends it. Skip to main content. For example, in the third point, Papi came then in the fourth point he talked about how Papi never came. What develops in spite of violence, and quite unexpectedly, is love.

The Dominican culture is evident in the writing of the characters although most immigrants avoid giving themselves away as people of foreign birth.


Like Liked by 1 person. How many styles, genres or literary movements, even very small ones, have only one single dream: I find it interesting that she never allows these men to walk into the house.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: When they make love, he worries about her appearance. A very valid conclusion may be that she dropped out of school to raise her family. The women justify the men being irresponsible and abandoning their family.

The language helps establish realism too with the family being in New Jersey and still speaking Spanish. Email required Address never made public. The mother feels a sense of duty to take care of her family coming from a poor background from the Dominican all the way to the States, living in poor conditions in a shack.

After returning, Vertudes — recovered from her breakdown as well as her illusions — rejects her sons and grows physically violent with Yunior for the first time.

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Since our zinc roof leaked almost everything we owned was water stained: To find out more, including how to control cookies, see here: Diaz uses numbers to show the chronological order in the story. He shows you how the mother felt it was her duty to provide a better life for her family and that could mean working at the chocolate factory to staying with her abuantando who is having an affair because it means a better life for her and her children.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here But that last letter showed that Yunior still had some hope left in him.