100 Years Of Solitude
The one hundred years of solitude is a 1967, magic and multi-layeres epic novel written by a Colombian, Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The novel is one of the greatest works of the Latin American. Like any other epic work of literature, the novel is linked with several historical facts, such as the nineteenth century development of the Colombia after it gained independence from the Spanish colonial. The novel is based on Buendia family, which is a symbolic of Colombia during the neocolonial era as well as a narrative related to myths in the history of Latin America.
The Scope of 100 Years Of Solitude
One hundred years of solute is a perfect comic novel that uses magic realism. However, the novel as well exhibits a suffusing sense of irony such as solitude, tragic futility and a strong sadness undercurrent. Especially when the Buendia men generation is concerned, the fantastic intermingling leaves the readers in a state of continued anticipation.
The outlook of the novel is almost obsessively circular, since the experience of the characters keeps recurring from one generation to another. The fatalism of the novel is as well underscored through circular outlook. The name given to a child during the birth would determine the way he or she will live as well as the death. For instance, Aurelianos, were all solitary figures and lucid while the Jose Arcadios were all albeit tragic, enterprising and energetic.
Characterization of 100 Years of Solitude
The one hundred years of solitude characters symbolized the purest archetypes; they are multidimensional and are used to exhibit specific thematic points. Therefore, the novel is more metaphorical and thematic in nature rather than psychological. The novel portrays the male figures as full of ambitious programs, passionate sexuality and obsessive. However, they are presented to irrational violence, extreme anger and prolonged self-imposed solitude.
On the other hand, the female figures with the exception of the Remedios are categorized into two groups which exhibit either determination and common sense or passionate eroticism. The women are strongly rooted in facts though men are irrational and dreamy. However, both men and women embody a common fatal flaw; they do not have the ability to interrelate with environment outside Macondo. Therefore, they are victims of their own constructions which lead them into prolonged and harsh solitude.
This is a symbolic of the world outside Macondo from which Gabriel has based his works. The novel acts as an eye opener to Latin American on their way of life. Gabriel motivates the Latin American to live an ever-widening life of advancing and studying.