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One Hundred Years Of Solitude By Gab Riel Garcia Marquez

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The story is written by Gabriel García Marquez, and is a magic realism novel.One Hundred Years of Solitude consists of the past of the segregated town, Macondo, as well as the Buendías family behind it. Besides a few gypsies that come to see the town every now and then to sell things, Macondo has had zero contact with the outside world for years.It is a very isolated village that keeps to itself, preferring to not involve themselves too much in the affairs of nearby nations. José ArcadioBuendía, the head of the family, is passionate and curious. He is very introverted, preferring not to be with others as he is deeply interested in mysterious events. He seems to spend a lot more time alone ...view middle of the document...

An entire century goes by in the story, a lot of the events that the author GarcíaMárquez describes consist of the significant turning points in the Buendías lives: births, love affairs, deaths, and marriages. Although a few of the Buendía men are ferocious and aggressively greedy in their sex lives, usually turning to brothels and stealing lovers. Some are calm and alone, likened to be alone in their rooms to create small gold fish or to study old tomes. The women of the Buendías also vary from the extremely extroverted such as Meme, who once brings seventy-two of her friends of boarding school to her house, to the formal Fernanda delCaprio, who completes her marriage with her husband through sexual intercourse.
The determined female head of the family, Ursula Iguarán, feels that the Buendías are still destined for success; she works faithfully to maintain the family and keep them together even when they have their dissimilarities. However, for the Buendía family, the modernization of the whole Macondo village proves to be catastrophic. Macondo goes under imperialist capitalism when a banana plantation leads to the exploitation of the land and its workers, and Americans that own the plantation start to settle in...

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