One Hundred Years Of Solitude By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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Sarah I. Motta Pro. Watson College English 101 hour 5 9-29-17 S.I.F.T.T. One Hundred Years Of Solitude The novel One Hundred Years of Solitude written by Gabriel García Márquez, takes the reader through a story of a wide variety of emotions. García is widely recognized for his work of magical realism and vivid fantasy, taking the reader from happiness of life to the sadness and depression of death in the book, that are both necessary in order to convey his peculiar conception of the world. He was one of the greatest writers of the 20th century, who was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1982. Gabriel García Márquez was born in Aracataca, Colombia and died in Mexico City in 2014 with the world immediately honoring his…show more content…
Rebecca 's excessive amount of memory stored in her mind causes her to lock herself in the house, after the death of her husband José Arcadio. In addition, golden fish is a symbolic item referring to Colonel Aureliano. He spent the majority of his days in solitude, making his golden fish, (Márquez 264). The fish represent his effect on the world as well as on his seventeen sons. The imagery that Gabriel García Márquez uses is extraordinary. “ A smell of tender mushrooms, of wood flower fungus, of old and concentrated outdoors impregnated the air of the bedroom as it was breathe by the colossal old man weatherbeaten by the sun and the rain,”(Márquez 139). That description illustrates and shows the reader the decay of Jose Arcadio Buendia 's body into nature as if it has consumed him so long ago through the sense of imagery. The author also uses the color yellow to convey a story and meaning behind the color. Yellow usually grabs ones attention, for example a caution sign or any street sign on the road. It may be used to allude to caution, change, destruction, and death. “...through the window they saw a light rain of tiny yellow flowers falling. They fell on the town all through the night in a silent storm, and they covered the roofs and blacked the doors and smothered the animals who slept outdoors,”(Márquez 140). The falling of the tiny yellow flowers marks the death of Jose Arcadio Buendía who founded Macondo and it may represent the
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