Historical Roots Of Macondo An


d the Buendia family.
One Hundred Years of Solitude is about on imagined mythical town which is named as Macondo. Its foundation, rise, development and death throughout the history of its founders; Buendia family is narrated. It is the evolution and eventual decadence of a small Latin American town and its inhabitants. The novel is dominated by Colombian settings and the Buendia family is a Colombian family of those times that the story takes places. At that point, the reader may question the position of the book. Is the story of the fictional town Macondo and Buendia family simply about the failure of that particular town and family or is there something beyond. Did Gabriel Garcia ...

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on gypsies since they construct an other culture other than the inhabitants of Macondo. To find out the importance of this distinct, nomadic gypsy culture will enable the reader to make a comparison between gypsies and their contact with civilization, and Buendia family and their failure within their solitude. In other words, by comparing gypsies and Buendias, the reader will be able to get some important clues about Buendias’ failure.
Gabriel Garcia Marquez is the Nobel Prize wining author of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" of 1982. The ambiguity, aesthetic genius and the usage of the technique, ‘magical realism’ that is the connection between the fantasy and reality brought that success. The reader does not have to think too hard to enjoy the book. This is the beauty of Third World writing, that it deals with both specific and international issues. Third World and multi-cultural writers are describing, reproducing and addressing a heterogeneous and ...

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historical perspective to prove that his voice is heard and his effort is appreciated.
The civil war that takes place between chapter six and chapter ten in One Hundred Years of Solitude is in fact based on the civil war in Colombia after their independence from Spain in 1820. The civil war in Colombia started in 1899 and over 100.000 peoples were killed till the war was ended in 1902. The Civil war was
called the War of A Thousand Days and it was Colombia’s most bloody civil war. Gabriel Garcia Marquez spent more then four chapters to retell about the civil war, to remind the bad days of Colombia. The civil war is narrated so clearly that it is quite easy to make the ...

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