The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

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Max Sánchez Character Analysis

Lola’s boyfriend when she lives in the DR. He works for a theater, running film reels between locations on his motorcycle. He loves her and dreams of living in the US, but is killed in a motorcycle accident before he can leave. His death pushes Lola to leave the DR.
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Max Sánchez Character Timeline in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao

The timeline below shows where the character Max Sánchez appears in The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Book 1, Chapter 2: Wildwood (1982-1985)
Art, Life, and Latinos in America Theme Icon
Dominican American Culture, Colonialism, and Racism Theme Icon
...bring herself to leave her great-aunt, La Inca. She also starts dating a boy named Max, enamored with his job running film reels between the three theaters in Santo Domingo. Though... (full context)
Identity and the Dominican Experience in America Theme Icon
Free Will and Destiny Theme Icon
Story, History, and Writing Theme Icon
Dominican American Culture, Colonialism, and Racism Theme Icon
Love and Loss Theme Icon
...performance on the track team suffers. One night, she comes home from a date with Max to find her great aunt waiting for her. Lola thinks about how much she appreciates... (full context)
Book 2, Preface
Identity and the Dominican Experience in America Theme Icon
Free Will and Destiny Theme Icon
Story, History, and Writing Theme Icon
Dominican American Culture, Colonialism, and Racism Theme Icon
Love and Loss Theme Icon
...the track team, ditches school and stops talking to her friend Rocío or her boyfriend Max. (full context)
Art, Life, and Latinos in America Theme Icon
Dominican American Culture, Colonialism, and Racism Theme Icon
Love and Loss Theme Icon
...running away never ends well. She is later shocked to find out that her ex-boyfriend Max has died. Though they hadn’t spoken since Lola broke up with Max, Lola feels a... (full context)
Identity and the Dominican Experience in America Theme Icon
Dominican American Culture, Colonialism, and Racism Theme Icon
Love and Loss Theme Icon
Lola cries for Max as she and her mother get on the plane to New York, saying that she... (full context)