Writers and dictators

4. In The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, Junot Diaz consistently draws attention to the similarities between writers and dictators (see, for example, pg. 97 note/line 11). What are some of these similarities? [Feel free to merge this question with question 8 below.]
8. Trace the movement of one of these themes across Oscar Wao: power, sci-fi, fate or destiny, or sexuality.

**must be structured around a strong central argument**

1. Between 1250 and 1500 words long (roughly five to six pages)
2. Double spaced
3. 12-point, Times New Roman, Calibri or some standard font

You Need the book: The Brief and Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, by Junot Diaz .
The clear similarity between dictators and writers is that they both know competition when they see one. And the three writers in the novel are Yunior, Oscar and Abelard, though Abelard takes a different approach when writing against the Dictator Trujillo, comparing his writings with Oscar and Yunior, Abelard definitely takes on a direct conflict with the dictator, on the other hand Yunior and Oscar take on a less direct approach, they both write in opposition to the fuku or the curse as they believe it is closely linked to the dictator Trujillo.
Junot Diaz believes that there are similarities between writers and dictators, since they both recognize competition when they see one. But they work in opposition, since writers use their pens as a weapon to fight ignorance and oppression that dictators enforce. “

 

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