"One Hundred Years of Solitude" ( Gabriel Garcia Marquez ) & "Midnight's Children" ( Salman Rushdie ) Comparison Essay by The Research Group

"One Hundred Years of Solitude" ( Gabriel Garcia Marquez ) & "Midnight's Children" ( Salman Rushdie )
Compares novels' pessimistic portrayals of protagonists & their poor & oppressed communities.
# 13932 | 1,350 words | 2 sources | 1999 | US
Published on Feb 23, 2003 in Literature (American)


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"This study will examine Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude and Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children, focusing on how the main characters' communities evolve, and how the impact of the outside world influences them. Neither author is optimistic with respect to the happiness, peace or prosperity of the communities they portray or the people in those communities. Rushdie's Saleem Sinai was born in Bombay but his community is in fact all of India. The community of Saleem in this national context is portrayed by Rushdie as having been a disastrous failure in its efforts to find freedom and justice in independence. As a part of a poverty-stricken country led by politicians portrayed by Rushdie as thoroughly corrupt, if not insane, Bombay or any other community is condemned to the same miserable fate as the nation as a whole. Similarly, Macondo in.."

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