Ysrael has ratings and 1 review. Faisal said: After reading the first short story in Junot Diaz’s collection “Drown’, I went on to the internet to br. Drown by Junot Diaz Handout discussion leaders: Pat Murphy and Iris Foley About Diaz -born in the Dominican Republic in -had a. The Drown Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and Ysrael is the first short story in Drown and takes place in the Dominican Republic.

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Do you think that with his past of having a mostly fatherless childhood, was Diaz using this story and characters to show the importance of a father figure?

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Also based off what we learned in class and personal experiences, how important do you think a father figure is? As touched on in Victor Vargas, if the father is absent do older brothers take over the role of the father? Then who becomes the father figure for the older brother? Will they just model themselves after the men around them? Do you think Yunior only acted out to impress his brother and to impress the idea the boys had of their father?


Ysrael Summary & Study Guide

Did his deformed face make him inhuman, unmasculine? Why does the narrator avoid Beto? Do you think that he is ashamed of his sexuality and is trying to hide it? Is it because of social pressure like in Raising Victor Vargas?

The narrator seems to take care of his mother financially when his father is gone. Do you think he drwon pressure to be the man of the house? The narrator is shocked by the sexual encounter with Beto the first time but allows it the 2 nd time.

Why did the narrator not want to read what Beto wrote in the book he gave him? Is he scared of developing feelings for Beto? You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account. Notify me of new comments via email.

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Drown by Junot Diaz Handout discussion leaders: Yunior, Rafa, Ysrael Discussion: Narrator, Mother, Beto Discussion: This entry was posted in Uncategorized.

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