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Before the family moved from Santo Domingo to the United States they were a happy family, but being in a different environment really changed them.

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You described a very good character in the book. Your email address will not be published. While Yunior does this Rafa stays home and obeys his father. I like inviernno new title you created for the story.

‘Invierno’ by Junot Diaz – A Personal Anthology

Winter represents the situation the family is facing in a new environment, and represents their marriage- the mom and the dad’s relationship.

The author uses explicit language which allows you to feel exactly how the son feels. Ines Alejandro August 14, at 1: I agree invienro you, Invierno is a perfect title for the story. In my opinion, unlike other seasons, winter is fill with cold snow and jhnot of energy, kunot can apply to this story, that main character Yunior and his brother spend most of their time watch TV instead play snow fight with others.


What life lessons did you learn or take away from reading this book? In my opinion, he didn’t act like a father but a controller. She does this once her husband leaves to work so she won’t get in trouble.

Mei Ying Chen August 14, at You have to find a way in which you can be happy, even if that means standing up against someone you respect or care about.

Although Yunior knows the consequences of what is actions could bring he invisrno not change. The dense cultural relativism in Diaz stories make it seem as if the characters are never allowed to live openly, freely. From story to story, he brandishes the force of these voices, almost always to strong effect.

TV is considered the ticket to acculturation, to learning the language, and the more you watch of it the better.

‘Invierno’ by Junot Diaz

They watch about nine hours of TV a jjnot. Throughout the story we see how the family is being put down by the father. The only partly finished apartment buildings have a laundry room in each basement. No body let me leave out of the house because of the fear that i would be kidnapped. They would have functioned as her natural support group.

To the reader it is clear that the father is in charge and that what he says has to be done. Although the title story’s ending falls flat, nearly every story exemplifies the beauty of Diaz’s minimalist and voice-driven writing.


Invierno by Junot Diaz

The author purposely placed the emotional highlight at the end, when the dad announced that he won’t be able to get back home due to the snowstorm. The effect of moving from a nice warm weather placed to a cold isolated place took a toll in his life. The white families desert the neighborhood before long. Their behavior towards one another could be described as cold. I think the author done well on the use of emotionalism, and the portrayal of the mom.

Call it a true fiction. Normally the narrator would behave but he disobey his father and goes outside and interact with gringos.

Raf and Yunior are confined to the house, if for no other reason than their father insists, perhaps to maintain his illusion of control. Invieeno mother also listened to her husband and did not dare to disobey him. I truly believe that the xiaz could have been changed to “New Life” because it truly was a new life for the narrator, and it would have also helped me understand what was going on in the story quicker. It helped me understand what was going on in the story more because i knew how it felt.