Sunday, January 23, 2011

Junot Diaz Drown

Its been a sleepy Sunday I finished Drown by Junot Diaz this book was amazing and interestingly told the POV was very unique.  It covered the pressures men face and how hard the responsibility is as a man having to provide for his family.

This guy from the Domincan republic has to venture to America and as soon as he gets here he has to get a job and support himself knowing no english having no family and very little guidance from other Dominican immigrants. 

I love how the book first told u the story of the family from the childrens point if view portraying the father as mean and a womanizer, and careless and forgetting his family in the Dominican Republic, and then told u another story from the Father's side.  In the Father's story the burden stress and anxiety to do well is shared with the reader the reality of how difficult it is to come to America with no education no english and to do well enough to afford a family in NYC is tremendous. 

U see the world from the eyes of a twenty four year old kid alone in the world with no english and there's a family with theee children complaining to him and expecting him to do whatever he can to pay for their lifestyle in America.

Its crazy how the guy had to marry some woman he didn't love to get citizenship so that he could sponsor his wife and kids in the dominican republic in this sense he is a whore and is selling his body to benefit his family he isn't even attracted to this woman and his first wife calls him a womanizer and bereates him in letters and tells him he is no good ..its sad its a really really deep and sad and twisted story.

It presented an interesting though because we always see men as having freedom to work and do what they want and run around with women and we percieve it as a priviledge there's nothing privileged about having to marry an ugly fat person have children with her just to bring ur resentful, mean and uneducated, unhappy ungrateful wife and bad children to america, working all hard and no one cares about u and the ppl u r doing this all for out of duty don't even like u nevermind love u. DAMN! God bless all the men this happened to this is soooooo sad.

And boo on the women who blame their partner for their short comings get uhp off yo ass n do something for yourself! It goes both ways and everyone should have a strong work ethic.

This was a great book but ya don't have to take my word for it *levar burton voice*

And gwad bless da little hispanic girl on the train I saw reading this book

Welp ima prolly start Brave New World next :D

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