Gabriel Garcia Marquez Analytical Essay by Ace writers

Gabriel Garcia Marquez
An analysis of the influences upon writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez's life and how they affected his writings.
# 46589 | 2,348 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2003 | US
Published on Jan 18, 2004 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis)

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Every life experience alters a person in some way. The things occurring during a lifetime thus influences all aspects of life, including work and leisure. This is especially true in the life of a writer. The case of the writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez is no exception. This paper discusses Marquez's life and geographic location to determine the effect of these elements on his works. Works discussed include "One Hundred Years of Solitude", "Chronicle of a Death Foretold", and "A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings".

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"Colombia, while officially an independent state, has unfortunately followed the trend in many such independent states. Internal conflict has played a prominent role in the state's political difficulties. This conflict currently manifests itself in the form of the Liberal and Conservative parties, founded in 1849. Politics influences much of Marquez's writing, and these two parties form a prominent part of his stories. His readers gain insight into Latin American politics by way of Marquez's understanding of the two repressive and corrupt political parties.

Geographically the country is also divided. The two regional groups include the costeos, from the Coastal Caribbean, and the cachacos, from the central highland. These groups are divided not only by their geographical associations, but also by their way of living and their occasional disdain of each other. The costeos with their more informal habits, such as racial mixing, superstition, and generally "primitive" outlook are juxtaposed with the generally more formal cachacos. The latter are proud of their racial purity and their advanced learning. Marquez has placed himself in the former group, finding it useful for his development as a writer."

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