Fuku—a Curse of Bad Consequences Essay

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Wei Wen
Professor Rowe
English 101
May 9, 2011

Fuku—a curse of bad consequences

“Fuku—generally a curse or a doom of some kind; specifically the Curse and the Doom of the New World,” written in the Pulitzer Prize winning novel—The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, which is written by Junot Diaz (Diaz 1). If you make a bad choice, you will receive “fuku,” says Junot Diaz in the interview on Q TV (YouTube). In the interview with Slate Magazine, Diaz says that the novel “is all about the dangers of dictatorship” (Rourke 3). It describes how Oscar’s family’s three generations have been affected by the dictatorship of Trujillo who was the president of Dominican Republic and different other dictatorships by Yunior’s narration.
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She gets to get into “El Rendentor, one of the best schools in Bani” (Diaz 82). However, it starts to change when she begins to know love. She chooses Jack Pujols, a white boy whose father is a colonel in air force, to be her first lover. After the first time they have sex, Beli “tried to embrace him, to touch his silken hair, but he shook off her caresses”. Jack says, “Hurry up and get dressed. If we get caught my ass will be in the fire” (Diaz 100). His attitude doesn’t like he just has sex with his lover at all because he doesn’t even want to accept a hug with Beli. From here, it is not that hard to know that Jack doesn’t care Beli at all. Beli is more like a sex partner for him. Nevertheless, Beli can’t see it and chooses to continue their relationships. Just as expected, after they are caught having sex in the closet, Jack, whom Beli wants to marry, “of course blamed Beli for everything” (Diaz 100). This is the first time she receive fuku because of the bad choice she makes. The fuku is that her her heart is broken and her “tenure at the school was over” (Diaz 102). Sometimes that loss means you might get something better. It seems to happen on Beli. After Beli gets over Jack Pujols and recovers from the heart broken, she runs into the most important man in her life. Gangster, a charming and wealthy agency, falls in love with Beli. No matter what Gangster seems to be the Charming prince for Beli. Beli is pregnant with