Love in the time of cholera - Mark Garcia World Lit D Perception of Love Countless generations have attempted to define love Although it seems so

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Mark Garcia World Lit - D 5/16/16 Perception of Love Countless generations have attempted to define love. Although it seems so commonplace, there are several intangible and amazing aspects associated with this feeling. Still, there is no single, clear cut way to describe it. The concept of magical realism in Márquez’s Love in the Time of Cholera parallels that of the idea of love. Love entails real, yet extraordinary feelings and actions, similar to the elements of this genre. Those who claim to have “fallen in love” often admit to doing things that they would otherwise not do. Going to extra lengths for someone, a feat that was once rare, now becomes commonplace if you love the person. This creates the sense that magical things can seem so concrete. This combination is one that is apparent due to the magical realism exemplified by Love in the Time of Cholera . Certain details stand out, almost like hints left behind by the author. For example, the composure that is shown by Fermina at her husband’s funeral is very out of place. Although it seems like a minute

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