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One Hundred Years of Solitude

The title of Gabriel García Márquez's novel corresponds to isolation and independence at multiple levels: from the personal, through the family, community, and nation, to Latin America and the...

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude is full of many different themes. Because the book is so dense and covers such a large span of time, it can be difficult to focus in on one theme. However, one that...

Latest answer posted December 13, 2018 8:27 pm UTC

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is a classic in world literature. The text itself focuses on the Buendia family, which starts with Jose Arcadia Buendia and his cousin...

Latest answer posted April 19, 2019 8:29 am UTC

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude operates in several dimensions, and “solitude” can occupy a central place in any of them. Macondo is a tiny town with a heavy burden: a microcosm of the author’s...

Latest answer posted September 21, 2018 1:39 am UTC

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

First, there is Macondo. The town has been on its own, hardly ever visited, but you feel its almost trapped in some foreign dimension, alone in a bracket of time where nobody had even died yet,...

Latest answer posted March 22, 2009 5:46 am UTC

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This famous novel is full of examples of magic realism, where the fantastical and the everyday coexist and mingle without clear lines of division. This is why the novel contains references to...

Latest answer posted July 19, 2013 8:07 am UTC

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

Nineteenth century women, the Victorian era women particularly, were perceived as the matrons of the family, the anchor of the homefront, and the subservants of the husband. Yet, they also were...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2009 5:50 am UTC

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

Magical realism is a rather broad label given to a type of fiction, most often by Latin American authors, that seamlessly combines both realistic and fantastical elements. Generally speaking, this...

Latest answer posted May 6, 2014 10:57 am UTC

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

Remedios the Beauty is named after the original Remedios who beloved by Colonel Aureliano at the early age of nine and wed to him, though she dies due to her first pregnancy at age fourteen. The...

Latest answer posted July 31, 2013 10:22 pm UTC

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

While each of the Buendias have admirable qualities, their greatest downfall is their stubbornness. For example, Amaranta is dislikable because she repudiates every suitor that approaches her....

Latest answer posted October 1, 2008 3:02 am UTC

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

I think the most important theme explored in this novel is human longing. Immortality is a concept very appropriate for a book like this one, which seeks to examine the ways that people crave the...

Latest answer posted March 1, 2012 2:55 am UTC

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One Hundred Years of Solitude

There are five Jose Arcadio Buendias in the novel: Jose Arcadio, his son Jose Arcadio II, his illegitimate son Jose Arcadio III, Jose Arcadio Segundo Buendia IV, the twin of Aureliano Segundo, and...

Latest answer posted November 10, 2009 11:09 pm UTC

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If you consider that Aureliano was the only one who was able to see everything, and he was only able to see it after being basically imprisoned in the house for so long that he had nothing to do...

Latest answer posted April 24, 2010 10:45 am UTC

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That number is much higher than anything I've seen. The highest number I've seen is over 10 million copies sold, and publication in over 30 different languages.

Latest answer posted April 12, 2007 9:01 am UTC

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