Questions and Answers for Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez

Why are the mayor's last words to Aurelio Escovar important? It's important because he is openly admitting his corruption to the dentist. As my colleague above states, the mayor equates his own...

Latest answer posted July 28, 2015 2:47 pm UTC

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Gabriel García Márquez

The short story "One of These Days" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez has a seemingly simple plot. A dentist wakes early and goes about his work. Although he does not possess a degree, he performs his work...

Latest answer posted December 16, 2019 3:16 am UTC

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Gabriel García Márquez

"Eva Is Inside her Cat" is a short story by Gabriel García Márquez in which metaphors communicate action, subtext, style, and tone. The story opens with the following line: All of a sudden she...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2019 10:44 pm UTC

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Gabriel García Márquez

In Gabriel García Márquez’s short story “One of These Days,” the protagonist Aurelio Escovar first appears to be a flat and undeveloped character; through the course of his actions, however, he is...

Latest answer posted February 12, 2020 3:32 am UTC

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Gabriel García Márquez

In the short story, "One Of These Days," a dentist, Aurelio Escovar, treats a mayor for an infected tooth. At first, however, the dentist refuses to see the mayor and tries to pretend that he is...

Latest answer posted November 30, 2019 8:49 am UTC

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Gabriel García Márquez

The theme of Gabriel García Márquez’s short story “Big Mama’s Funeral” might be the corruptive nature of entrenched power. As her name suggests, Big Mama has a large influence on her kingdom. She...

Latest answer posted December 25, 2020 5:04 pm UTC

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Gabriel García Márquez

In "One of These Days" by Gabriel García Márquez, a poor, unlicensed dentist by the name of Aurelio Escovar is called upon by the local mayor to extract a painful infected tooth. At first, he's...

Latest answer posted December 15, 2019 9:40 am UTC

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Gabriel García Márquez

The moral values in the story are best seen in the townspeople's reactions to something so unique, different, exotic, and strange as this man washing up ashore, dead, and who looked so strikingly....

Latest answer posted March 20, 2010 11:44 pm UTC

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Gabriel García Márquez

"One Of These Days" is a short story about power and revenge. The two principal characters are the dentist Aurelio Escovar and the Mayor. The Mayor insists on seeing the dentist because he needs a...

Latest answer posted July 2, 2019 7:40 am UTC

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Gabriel García Márquez

"Death Constant Beyond Love", or "Muerte Constante Mas Alla del Amor" (1970) by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a brilliant example of Romantic or Realistic literature. The elements of Romantic...

Latest answer posted April 22, 2012 6:37 pm UTC

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Gabriel García Márquez

Your argument regarding the three reasons why la viuda led a lonely and sheltered life goes hand in hand with the story "La Viuda de Montiel", especially towards the paragraph that reads: Aquella...

Latest answer posted January 24, 2013 5:38 pm UTC

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Gabriel García Márquez

Irony is defined as the narrator's choice to use language to juxtapose what is said to what it is intended to be said. This form of figurative language can manifest in epigrams, paradoxes, and...

Latest answer posted January 25, 2013 4:02 am UTC

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Gabriel García Márquez

It is ironic that despite his power, the Mayor yields to Aurelio Escovar’s power and authority over him during the removal of the Mayor's tooth. Throughout the play, there is an apparent power...

Latest answer posted February 11, 2020 5:08 pm UTC

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Gabriel García Márquez

La primera instancia de ironía en el cuento "La Viuda de Montiel" ocurre al principio cuando Márquez describe el semblante del cadaver de José (Chepe) Montiel expuesto en capilla ardiente. La...

Latest answer posted January 22, 2013 6:55 pm UTC

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Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "One of These Days" and Jorge Luis Borges's "Emma Zunz" are short stories that deal with revenge and justice. In Marquez's story, the main character is a dentist who...

Latest answer posted December 17, 2019 10:46 pm UTC

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Gabriel García Márquez

Myth and memory play significant roles in many of Gabriel García Márquez's novels. Love in the Time of Cholera is a mythical love story in the sense that it showcases a sublime form of love between...

Latest answer posted September 1, 2020 6:13 pm UTC

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Gabriel García Márquez

When Pelayo and his wife, Elisenda, first see the old man, he appears to them in the following way: "He was dressed like a ragpicker. There were only a few faded hairs left on his bald skull...

Latest answer posted February 28, 2017 4:37 pm UTC

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Gabriel García Márquez

Gabriel García Márquez was a Nobel Prize–winning novelist who began his writing career as a journalist. He is most well known for his novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, which centers on the...

Latest answer posted December 11, 2018 1:49 pm UTC

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