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Dating Guide for the Hispanic Teenager

            "How to Date a Browngirl, Blackgirl, Whitegirl, or Halfie" by Junot Diaz, is a short fiction story in which the protagonist speaking in second person is used also as the narrator. The theme of the story comes from the protagonist's lack of understanding in the relationships between girls and boys. The narrator even as a teenager tries to offer advice as to how to act or behave with different girls depending their ethnicity or social class. In this story the author clearly shows that acceptance need in which many young people are forced to go through. .
             Everyone upon entering the adolescence faces a sum of conflicts which in an own perspective it seems to be the end of the world. Diaz´s narration is a kind of adolescent guide for the Hispanic American teenage male. Yunior who is the only one main character of the story is a Dominican young boy giving instructions about readiness for a date. His tone is confident and self-assumed even though underneath there are definite self-esteem problems. The young teenage pretends to be as perfect as possible for a girl according to her social or ethnic status. For a teenager it is normal to live in the desire to show themselves perhaps in a different way to their own. They do this with the concern of fitting into a social group or like in the Yunior's case, trying to please a girl having the perfect date.
             In Diaz's story, the protagonist is also involved into a raised conflict where he is ashamed of some of his origins. Yunior seeks for the best image of himself to be accepted and wins the heart of the girls. He wants to avoid the risk of not be liked by his date. However, because of his upbringing and his culture, he knows he has to hide his identity to please a white girl or the Halfie. For the protagonist in the story is more important to impress girls nor matter how, even hiding some aspects of his native roots. The Humans don't want to fail in front of others, but people sometimes take their desire to be accepted by others to the limits.

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