Please use the book, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao for quotes as sources.

Please use the book, The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao for quotes as sources. Besides that please follow the prompt: Here is the prompt: Although it is much older than Díaz’s novel, J. D. Salinger’s perennial classic, Catcher in the Rye (1951), is written in a similar tone. Holden

Caulfield, the main character, cannot quite fit in, though he wants to desperately. In this novel of teenage angst and depression, readers gain an insider’s view of how one young man slips into a deepening frustration and isolation. In his first book, Drown, Díaz recounts the trials of another

young Dominican man growing up in the States. The character’s emotions and the experiences, though, are not limited by culture: they are made of the stuff that all young teens face. Díaz has said, in fact, that his own teenage years felt as if he were drowning. Consider the ways in which The

Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao moves beyond these framed spaces and places, geographical or cultural, and presents a more universal story about growing up.