Marquez's "100 Years Of Solitude" And Allende's "The House Of The Spirits": Satire


Marquez's "100 Years of Solitude" and Allende's "The House of the Spirits":
A major preoccupation with contemporary South American novelists,
as seen with Gabriel Marquez's "100 years of solitude" and Isabelle
Allende's "The house of the spirits", is the traditional and long lasting
conflict between the Liberals and the conservatives. Although a common
preoccupation with Marquez, Allende, and various other Latin American
novelists the manner in which this preoccupation is expressed varies
considerably depending on the author. In "100 years of solitude", Marquez
looks to satire in all it's forms, to express this preoccupation. This is
contrasted with Allende's "The House of the Spirits" in ...

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Eliecer Gaitan, in 1948. His novels examine in his words "…
motives for that violence." The importance of politics in the Novel is
reflected in the choice of title 100 years of solitude which correspond to
the 100 years between the formation of Colombia, in 1830 to 1930 when
Conservative homogeny ended. Allende on the other hand was the niece of
the first Socialist president in Chile who was killed following the Coup.
The Oxford Dictionary defines satire as a piece "…in which
prevalent follies or vices are assailed with ridicule or serious
denunciation." This is exactly what Marquez has done. Hyperbole is well
used in the novel in the form of ‘Magical realism'. Marquez believed that ‘
Magical Realism' "…provides a magnifying glass so readers can understand
reality better…" (as quoted in Playboy interview). We first see this used
in the opening pages of the novel where Marquez describes the world as "…so
recent that many things lacked names, and in order to indicate them ...

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