Point of View



  • In Oscar Wao, the tales of each character aren’t told by the characters themselves. Instead, a narrator named Yunior is responsible for telling the stories of each person.
  • This duty of Yunior’s provides a consistent perspective, but one that may not fully divulge all the relevant details of certain situations. It’s impossible for Yunior to fully realize the inner emotions and prerogatives of each character.
  • However, Yunior isn’t always the narrator. In Chapter 2, Oscar’s sister, Lola, details her own story in a vivid, first-person point of view. Shifting the viewpoint to Lola helps make a Dominican female’s perspective available to readers who may otherwise be unfamiliar with the stance.
This entry was published on March 17, 2013 at 4:44 pm and is filed under View Point. Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

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