"No One Writes to the Colonel" Book Review by writingsensation

"No One Writes to the Colonel"
A review of Gabriel Garcia Marquez's "No One Writes to the Colonel".
# 69108 | 1,307 words | 1 source | MLA | 2006 | US
Published on Oct 04, 2006 in Literature (American) , English (Analysis) , History (General)


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Description:

This paper reviews one of Marquez's many short stories, "No One Writes to the Colonel". The paper, using examples from the text, reviews the main themes, characters and statements in the story. The author also puts allusions and hints from the story into historical context.

From the Paper:

"Throughout the story, we see the colonel steadfastly sticking with a routine. He goes to check his mail every Friday and takes the rooster for trials at a local pit. The rooster is cheered like an icon or idol would be and everyone expects him to win the big upcoming fight. Colonel believes that in the absence of his pension which he knows he will receive one day, there best chance of survival lies with the rooster winning the fight. His wife however remains skeptical and shouts "and meanwhile what do we eat?" (181). to this, the colonel calmly replies "Shit" (181). "

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