One Hundred Years of Solitude a Novel Lost in Time Essay

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One Hundred Years of Solitude
A Novel Lost In Time

Zahra Toshani
University of Guilan
Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences
Dr. Barkat PhD.
Winter 2011

Table of contents

Introduction 1

I. Notion of time and being in Heidegger 2 Existential travel 2

Massacre: existence or nonexistence 5

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In this article the writer tries to answer these questions by application of Heidegger’s notions of Being and Time but before starting to find the answers some ideas of Heidegger must be brought briefly.
Notions of time and Being in Heidegger Heidegger approaches the question of time with relating it to another notion: being. He asks about the meaning of being in time and not the meaning of time as it is. In his book Being and time Heidegger proposes that “being (the sense of what to it means to be) could only be explored and understood in relation or in terms of time” (Heidegger a beginners Guide17, 18). According Heidegger human beings are made up of three temporal dimensions at the same time: past present and future. Heidegger says “temporality makes up the primordial meaning of Dasein’s being” being and time. “He says that the past present and the future are inextricable and significant parts of our way of being. He also says that past is also alive in the present in the sense that it is responsible for many present circumstances. Furthermore, the past combines with present situation and actions to create and limit the future” (Heidegger a beginners Guide17, 18).
Existential Travel Here I turn to the novel to examine the aspects of time in respect to 3 parts in the novel. The novel begins with colonel Buedia’s facing a firing squad and it immediately goes to his

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