The Life of Gabriel Garcia Marquez Exposed in His Works
The majority of literary critics would not hesitate in praising the works
of Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Garcia Marquez is often considered one of the
greatest writers to come out of Latin America. Born in Aracataca, a small
town in northern Columbia, he was primarily raised by his maternal
grandparents (Britannica). Biographies often indicate a presence of a large
community including an abundance of relatives when describing his upbringing
(Macondo). While he was surrounded by those who loved him he did not live
during a peaceful time in Columbian history (Macondo). His family and the
constant political turmoil of Columbia would …show more content…
He spent the majority of his adult life in Europe and Mexico
( Macondo). Garcia Marquez actually wrote his masterpiece One Hundred Years
of Solitude in Mexico, exiled from the conservative rule of dictatorial
leaders in Columbia(Garcia Marquez's Labyrinth).
This story is essentially a saga, telling the story of the creation
and growth of Macondo, a fictional town founded by the Buendia family. This
town deals with the arrival of gypsies, civil wars, strife and struggles
with the entrance into a global economy. Garcia Marquez incorporates these
important themes with fantasy tales-one describes a birth of a child between
an animal and human. Written within the genre of magic realism (a literary
style that "blends fantastic elements with realistic narrative") (Garcia
Marquez's Labyrinth), Garcia Marquez captures historical events by
essentially re-counting his own family history and influence with Columbian
history as a backdrop. These fantasy tales can be linked to the family
tradition of telling fantasy stories, fables and fairy tales (Review). As a
little boy, his grandparents told him countless stories which would have
been a major inspiration in this novel(Macondo). His grandmother also played
a role with her obsession with superstition and magic(Macondo). Garcia
Marques also learned of things mysterious through his grandfather. His
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Most of the story revolves, however, not around the old gringo but the young gringa, Harriet Winslow. Harriet Winslow is a Yankee spinster, who decides one day in 1912 to break loose from her humdrum life by taking a job as governess in Mexico. Once she arrives, she is immediately caught in the middle of the Mexican revolution. Here, she meets the general, Tomas Arroyo, and the American author, the old gringo. Harriet is described as a, 'quick, elegant, and a beautiful woman of thirty.'; In a discussion with Miss Harriet and the old gringo, we learn that her father disappeared in the Spanish-American War somewhere in Cuba.
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