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Memory and Forgetfulness While the characters in One Hundred Years of Solitude consider total forgetfulness a danger, they, ironically, also seem to consider memory a burden. For her, the nostalgia of better days gone by prevents her from existing in a changing world.
He lives in an endlessly repeating present, melting down and then recreating his collection of little gold fishes.
The Bible One Hundred Years of Solitude draws on many of the basic narratives of the Bible, and its characters can be seen as allegorical of some major biblical figures.
The novel recounts the creation of Macondo and its earliest Edenic days of innocence, and continues until its apocalyptic end, with a cleansing flood in between. The entire novel functions as a metaphor for human history and an extended commentary on human nature. They function to offer transitions from contrasting or unrelated events and characters.
Every few years, especially in the early days of Macondo, a pack of wandering gypsies arrives, turning the town into something like a carnival and displaying the wares that they have brought with them.
Gypsies, then, serve as versatile literary devices that also blur the line between fantasy and reality, especially when they connect Macondo and the outside world, magic and science, and even the past and present.The biggest and most obvious theme of One Hundred Years of Solitude is that of memory and the past.
The characters in this story are haunted by past decisions, and several times over the course of. Plot Overview. One Hundred Years of Solitude is the history of the isolated town of Macondo and of the family who founds it, the Buendías.
For years, the town has no contact with the outside world, except for gypsies who occasionally visit, peddling technologies like ice and telescopes. One Hundred Years of Solitude could not have been published in a better year for the new Latin American novel.
Until then, García Márquez and his work were practically invisible. Between the prose and magical realism and a memorable story for the ages, One Hundred Years of Solitude is an epic, genre changing, extraordinary novel.
Authors of the last fifty years can credit Marquez' influence in their own work. One Hundred Years of Solitude (Spanish: Cien años de soledad, American Spanish: [sjen ˈaɲoz ðe soleˈðað]) is a landmark novel by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez that tells the multi-generational story of the Buendía family, whose patriarch, José Arcadio Buendía, founded the town of Macondo, a fictitious town in the country of Colombia.
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Spanish: Cien años de soledad, American Spanish: [sjen ˈaɲoz ðe soleˈðað]) is a landmark novel by Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez that tells the multi-generational story of the Buendía family, whose patriarch, José Arcadio Buendía, founded the town of Macondo, a fictitious town in the country of Colombia.