"One Hundred Years of Solitude" Book Review by EL

"One Hundred Years of Solitude"
This paper studies the novel "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
# 4668 | 1,300 words | 7 sources | MLA | 2001 | US
Published on Feb 11, 2003 in Literature (World) , Ethnic Studies (General) , English (General)

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This paper attempts to analyze the concept of truth and the meaning of life by examining the characters in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's novel - One Hundred Years of Solitude. It shows how the main character sacrificed all he had in the search of truth and knowledge and this theme is central throughout the entire story.

From the Paper:

"In order to gain something a sacrifice must be given, nothing in the world is for free. This has been proven time and again in various writers' pursuit of the truth. Goethe's Faust gave his soul to the devil in the quest of knowledge and in One Hundred Years of Solitude sacrifices are made in their own manners. Aureliano, sacrifices all material luxury in his life in order to spend time trying to translate Melquiades manuscript in his search for knowledge. Thus, we see that sacrifice is a part for the true and pure quest of knowledge."

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