Junot Diaz’s Drown

After reading “The Sound and the Fury”, it was a relief to finally read a story I didn’t have to constantly revert back to…..

That doesn’t mean that I wasn’t at all confused while reading this one. Though the language is easier to understand, Diaz uses a certain kind of language pertaining to the people he is talking about. Words such as “chinga” or “pendejo” signify that the language Diaz is using is symbolic of the community in which he is portraying. When read in the context of the story, it’s not that difficult to figure out what “chinga” refers to, but it’s interesting to see how Diaz takes and writes his story using the language of the community.

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