Oscar de León, the Dominican Male

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  • "Look at that little macho... [Qué] hombre" (Díaz 14).
  • "It's either her or me!" (Díaz 14).
  • "[¿]Tú ta llorando por una muchacha?" (Díaz 14).
  • Oscar de León, in his youth, is the stereotypical Dominican male. He has two 'girlfriends' at the same time, and, although his relationships consisted mostly of hand-holding and cheek-kissing, his actions showed promise regarding his romantic and sexual future.
  • Oscar's wondrous threesome, however, only lasts a week. Maritza gives him an ultimatum, exercising power over Oscar and their relationship and reversing gender roles, since Dominican males were usually the ones with the authority in relationships.
  • Hypatía Belicia Cabral, Oscar's mom, disappointed with his un-Dominican comportment, tells her son off for crying about a girl and punishes him for not showing the masculine indifference to girls and the emotions they evoke in him expected of Dominican men.
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