This Is How You Loose Her

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Channell Williams
Professor Blitshteyn
February 27, 2013
This is How You Lose Her by Junot Díaz


Junot Díaz expresses his feelings through his literary work, This is How You Lose Her. The reactions through the female characters he has describe in his life (fragment finish your thought. The reactions of who? In his life what?). Nilda is a promiscuous girl who was the main character’s brother’s girlfriend who represents a part of the main character’s life. Nilda represents how both men and women can be on the same level of equality. Nilda is part of the main character’s life by viewing how the relationship process flows. The relationship goes from infidelity to being dumped and then abjectly begging forgiveness. The main character experiences many feelings through the relationships that he has gone through. Watching the process unfold help the main character noticed many flaws what both men and women have to deal with. Men and women have many different pleasures and happiness to keep them satisfied in their lives. Without these series of pleasures, individuals cannot enjoy themselves with their happiness. The general stereotype is women being inferior, weak, and fragile; however, in today’s world, represented by this literary work, women can be strong and superior. Both men and women can be the same level in Western (I’m assuming the story took place in the western hemisphere? Correct me if I am wrong. However, “society” is a vague word and you would need to specify which society. Western? Eastern? Caribbean?) society. Nilda wanted to achieve her dream of opening up a group home for runaway kids, but Rafa (who is rafa? Introduce the character here. Ex. Rafa, the main character, ….) did not care. After telling her boyfriend about her future dream, Rafa has shown not much interest into the guy (What guy?). Nilda left (left where?) with embarrassment that she could not reach her goal without the support that she needs. Nilda is trying to live up to a...
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