Laura - Magic realist stories are characterized by the merging of everyday reality with factors such as myths dreams and mythology It usually takes

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Magic realist stories are characterized by the merging of everyday reality with factors such as myths, dreams and mythology. It usually takes a refractive or recurrent pattern that forms an unexpected merge between reality and mythology. Mythology usually occurs in a timeless state that is characterized with flow. Magic realist readers are required to accept the unreal setting of the story to allow for smooth flow of the story that results in better understanding. As a literary style, magical realism is aimed at merging opposite ideologies and settings. Magical elements are combined with an atmosphere that is real that emphasizes understanding of the real world. In magic realist stories, magical occurrences are explained in a realistic contest to allow for readers to relate and grasp the concept trying to be explained. Over time, magical realism has been considered as work of art as it is focused on expression of ideas. This style has been used by many different authors. One of the profound authors to use this style is Laura Esquivel. Laura Esquivel has been able to employ the story in most of her stories eloquently. The story “Like water for chocolate” is a good example that shows magical realism at its best. The style is supported with many examples that help in understanding different concepts of reality. The style has been naturally integrated in the story that allows reads to understand the flow and not to lose interest. Over time, magical realism has been considered as work of art as it is focused on expression of ideas. This style has been used by many different authors. One of the profound authors to use this style is Laura Esquivel. Laura Esquivel has been able to employ the story in most of her stories eloquently. The story “Like water for chocolate” is a good example that shows magical realism at its best. The style is supported with many examples that help in understanding different concepts of reality. The style has been naturally integrated in the story that allows reads to understand the flow and not to lose interest.
In the analysis of Laura Esquivel’s story, an attempt to understand the story from a magical realist point of view is made. Through the analysis, distinction between a realistic surrounding and the magical elements is made. The use of magical realism in the story clearly depicts the point of view of characters in the story. It is also a useful tool that shows the feelings expressed by characters in the story.

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