- Throughout the story, Oscar shows a deep affection for a collection of things he calls “Genre”. Genre consists mainly of fantasy and sci-fi, which are both depicted through Oscar’s gravitation toward untraditional things like comic books and role-playing video games. At one point, Lola claims that Oscar’s dreams centered around “creating and writing role-playing games.”
- Genre may also symbolize Oscar’s outcast lifestyle. Throughout the story, he is recognized as a misfit and doesn’t fit in either socially or traditionally. Likewise, Genre is full of things that aren’t mainstream, especially in the Dominican society, so they represent Oscar’s will to pursue an aspect of life that is untraditional and out of the ordinary for guys like him.