"One Hundred Years of Solitude" Book Review by ABCs

"One Hundred Years of Solitude"
An examination of the lives of the Buendia generations in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel, "One Hundred Years of Solitude."
# 111266 | 1,002 words | 1 source | MLA | 2009 | US
Published on Jan 15, 2009 in Literature (World) , English (Analysis)

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This paper discusses Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel, "One Hundred Years of Solitude", which chronicles the lives of six Buendia generations until technology and modernity are introduced to the town along with political and social turmoil. The paper describes the life of the family and discusses how the changes that they saw were introduced into the book.

From the Paper:

"Solitude, whether individual or collective, physical or emotional, is a condemnation to self-destruction because man was not made to live alone, but to interact with others. The fact that this family was unable to forge meaningful links with the outside world made its survival impossible. The Buendia family build its existence on a sinful premise hence their destruction is imminent throughout the novel. The characters in One Hundred Years of Solitude are quite schematically constructed in the sense that the focus of the novel is not placed on a certain personal drama, but on the fate of the entire family over the course of time. From this perspective, both the men and the women belonging to the Buendia family are not thoroughly explored because Marquez's main purpose is to make a certain thematic point."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Garcia Marquez, Gabriel. One Hundred Years of Solitude. Perennial, 1998

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