Tuesday Siesta

Tuesday Siesta - In the short story Tuesday Siesta, Gabriel...

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In the short story “Tuesday Siesta‱, Gabriel Garcia Marquez subtly illustrates his tone of the story, that tone being respect. Description, characterization and straight- forward dialogue are used to portray his seriousness, emotion and utter dignified opinion for the mother. It is through the writer’s tone and character portrayal that the theme of the story is presented. Marquez’s attitude towards his topic is clear throughout the story, showing his sincerity for people living in poverty, and the pride he has towards the mother. Primarily, the tone is implied through the sequence of events as well as the description and characterization of the mother. The author begins by identifying his outlook on society by representing people using setting. The sun is seen to be oppressive, like the people of the town’s view towards the woman; a poor wretch of a mother who has raised her son into the life of crime.
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