Even though Oscar is always falling in love, violence is always involved. And if he does not try to do it himself someone else is trying to kill him. Love and violence go hand in hand with his relationships. Oscars first experience falling into love sets the tone for love being equated with hurt or pain. Oscar dumbs Olga “the following day on the playground with Maritza by his side and Olga pouring down in tears”. So Oscar stayed with Maritza his first love he loved most. When Oscar finally picks his first girlfriend and gets dumped immediately. Oscar had picked Maritza over Olga and got cheated on and dumped.
Oscar was “too hurt to speak that he had sat down on the curb, felt overwhelmed and scared when he finally realized he was crying”. He was so hurt because he lost his first love. He meets his second love of his life but during their encounter together, it is violent in several ways. Before he leaves off to college and starts to fall in love with her he also finds out that Ana has a boyfriend that he did not know about. Ana and Oscar spend endless time together, but then Ana’s boyfriend Manny comes back from the army and Ana disappears on Oscar. When Manny comes back, that is when the violence comes in to play.
Everything happened to Ana at once “Manny smacked her, kicked her, called her a fat twat, and cheated on her”. And his life is still going downhill from there because Ana hurt him and he thought that if he goes to college his life would differ but he still realizes that he is a loser. So he had tried talking to other women in college and it did not work out so Oscar had got really depressed and wanted to commit suicide and this was another time where he was hurt and he did this to himself because he wouldn’t take advice from other people to lose weight so he could be happy and become a man.
Oscars culture supports violence in love. And Oscar is not the type of person to hurt a women and his Tio Rudolfo had told him that he needs to slap a women around and hurt them in order to get a women and have their relationship last. His Tio and other gentlemen in his family have history of beating women. Also his mom had accepted of women beating because she did not say anything when Oscar Tio was telling him that’s what he should do to get women.
The situation with Ana and her boyfriend Manny and him beating her relates because Ana had showed up at “Oscar’s house with a bruise on her face and her blouse torn and the mom had said I don’t want trouble here! ” This means that she is in favor of men beating women because she did not try to help or anything she just pretty much told her to leave. Oscar finally graduated college and started his job and living his life. His mom had sent him back to his hometown after a couple of years he hasn’t been there and he had met a girl named Ybon. She was a prostitute and her boyfriend was a cop.
And he started to think about if he should talk to a girl with a boyfriend again because of his last issues with Ana. Then Oscar decided to talk and fall in love with his last love Ybon. They had spent so much time together and starting feeling for each other. He had told her that “he is in love with her and he’d been hurt and everything is alright. ” He had followed her and left her many places and even sat infront of her house. They had spent plenty of time together and he had finally got his first kiss. He knew that this wasn’t going to turn out good.
Many things were going through Oscar head that he didn’t know if he should follow her or even go and get her back. But he decides to and goes down the path because he knew he loved Ybon. He had sacrificed his like for the women he loved. He had tried to get his last kiss from her and she had turned her head and Grod and Grundy had took him and brought him to the canefields. In the canefields they had shot him and ended Oscars life. No matter how many women Oscar fell in love with he had found his last love and died for her and every love had ended with violence.