Gabriel Garcia Marquez' "One Hundred Years of Solitude" Book Review by Jay Writtings LLC

Gabriel Garcia Marquez' "One Hundred Years of Solitude"
Looks at the clash of religion and science in Gabriel Garcia Marquez' "One Hundred Years of Solitude".
# 117903 | 1,625 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Dec 23, 2009 in Literature (World) , English (Analysis) , Latin-American Studies (General)

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This paper explains that the clash of modernization and superstition is repeatedly seen in Gabriel Garcia Marquez' novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude" through magical realism, wars and the repetitive nature of time. The paper reviews the novel, which is written through the stories of many different characters, who portray the reality of pre-industrialized Latin America during a period of a civil war and concludes that, while education and advanced technology exist and information is plentiful, wars are still present. Therefore, it is not the lack of technology or information that leads to conflict but rather human nature and emotions, whether in a world of magic or reality.

From the Paper:

"Marquez does an amazing job showing how while events that take place, personal events can mask the reality of bigger events. Characters in the book often experience love, affection, and jealousy. These emotions often mask the reality of the big picture. Showing the change in modernization of the town through the perspective of different characters simply brings forth reality of a situation. Every character first has his or her own problems and issues. While some heavily get involved in the war, lead rebel groups and so on, others are concerned with their issues. "

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Freeman, Robert. "Is Iraq Another Vietnam? Actually, It May Become Worse." 19 Apr. 2004. 28 Mar. 2008 <>.
  • Marquez, Gabriel G. One Hundred Years of Solitude. New York: HarperCollins, 1970. 1-448.
  • Marquez, Gabriel G. Love in the Time of Cholera. Colombia: Penguin Group, 1989. 1-348.
  • Schneider, Bill. "Poll: Economy Outpaces War on List of Voters' Worries." CNN. 11 Dec. 2007. 28 Mar. 2008 <>.
  • White, Matthew. "Statistics of Wars, Oppressions and Atrocities of the Nineteenth Century." Jan. 2004. 28 Mar. 2008 <>.

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