Essay for Oscar Wao
We are changing each and every day in our life as we grow older. At youth, most of us are happy because we don’t know anything and there isn’t much to worry about. As we grow up, everything around us had changed, so does us. The way we think, the things we want, and the life we are chasing after for has caused our desire to grow and point-of-view to change. Junot Diaz’s novel, “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao”, described the life of Oscar—from youth to death—in different point-of-view. In elementary school, like most kids in this age, Oscar was a happy boy whom always gets all the attention and is “always trying to kiss the girls” (pg 11). But as we grow up and the world around us became more complicate, the innocent way of thinking only a child would have had been gone. In adolescences, we demands for more, we seldom feel satisfied, and because of that, we are unhappy. Just like Oscar, in many ways his situation and point-of-view have been changed as he grows older. The changes in Oscar’s life—from happy childhood to nerdy adolescence, and ended as a lonely and worthless poor Oscar—is a snapshot of many people around us.
What do we need to worry about when we were at the ages of preschool child? This is the age we first get involved into the society. As a child, we have only a limited knowledge, and our innocent thinking makes us to believe that everyone around us is the same. School is the place where boys meet girls, vice versa. They find the differences between them and curiosities bring them closer to each other. However, lack of experiences and knowledge, they confused this feeling “love”. Just like Oscar, a boy been described as “always trying to kiss the girls”, is confused by girls (pg 11). In school, Oscar has two close female friends, Maritza and Olag. Maritza was beautiful and popular, and Olag was a quiet and lonely girl. Both of them are Oscar’s girl friend, and Oscar feels happy about that. But Maritza...