One Hundred Years of Solitude | Study Guide

Gabriel García Márquez

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Artboard 1Years García Márquez gave upwriting before beginningwork onOne HundredYearsof Solitude5AuthorBorn in Colombia, Gabriel Garcíarquezwas a prolific author andjournalist. His novelOne HundredYearsof Solitudebecame an international bestseller and introducedreadersto magicrealism, a mixof traditionalstorytellingandfantastical elements. Hereceivedthe Nobel Prize in Literature in 1982.GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ1927–2014Ageat which García Márquez hadexperienced or learnedeverythinghe writes about in the book8Languages into whichOneHundredYearsof Solitudehasbeen translated~25Copiessold since the book'sinitial publicationSymbolsYellow & GoldThe colorssymbolize theSpanish GoldenAge andimperialism.RailroadThe comingof therailroadmarks Macondos transitionfrom quaint villagetothriving center.>50MThemesLoveWhether lustful,familial, or amixof both, love takes manyforms and drives muchof thestorys plot.MagicRealismElementsof magic combine withrealismto depict fictionalMacondo, based on the countryof Colombia.Past & PresentThe past haunts and influencesthe present, with deadcharacters appearing as ghostsand nostalgia guiding decisions.José ArcadioBuendíaÚrsulaIguaránJosé ArcadioRebecaAmarantaColonelAurelianoBuendíaPilarArcadioAurelianoJosé17 childrenSantaSofíade la PiedadRemedios theBeautyJosé ArcadioSegundoAurelianoSegundoFernanda delCarpioJosé Arcadio (II)MemeRenataRemediosAureliano (II)AmarantaÚrsulaAureliano (III)Patriarchof Buendíafamily;founderof MacondoBuendíafamily matriarch;lives to be 150Firstson;leaves MacondoAdopted orphan;eats earthDaughter; jealousofRebecaSecondson;becomes arebelcommanderSchoolmasterGrows up a hermit;later ascholarSet in the fictional South Americantownof Macondo,One HundredYearsof Solituderecounts the rise andfallof the Buendíafamilyover more than a century. Thestorystarts with thefoundingofMacondoby thefamily patriarch and traces thefamily as itevolvesand lives in the magicaltown doomedfor destruction.AFamilyTaleAcrossGenerationsMAIN CHARACTERSMelquíadesProphet; brings moderninventions to MacondoMacondoThe fictionaltown and itsgrowthover more than acenturyrepresent thetroubled historyof Colombia.One HundredYearsofSolitudeby the NumbersMarriedNot MarriedChildrenAdoptedChildrenNarrator,Chapter 3ereally had been through death, but he hadreturned because he could not bear thesolitude.Sources:Biography.com, NewYork Times,VanityFairCopyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.Gabriel García Márquez1967SpanishNovelAuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageOneHundredYearsofSolitudeFiction

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