A Critical Analysis of One Hundred Years of Solitude in Context of Latin American History and the Genealogy of Buendia Family

Hardeep Kaur


    Abstract: In this paper an attempt has been made to critically analyse one of the popular novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez by first taking into account the history of Latin America as a nation which is reflected in its miniature version of Macondo in the novel. Furthermore, the study of plot of the text and the facts in history are juxtaposed through the history of Buendia family which forms the timeless zone and faces decadence at the end. The colonial aspect will be discussed in relation to politics and technological advancement leading to the effacement of the town. Additionally, the technique of ‘magic realism’ and the non- linearity of time will be critically contextualised.

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