Solitude, whether it be perceived or real, individual or collective, physical or emotional, condemns a race to self-destruction. Time, repetition, magical realism, historical parallel, humor, and fate are all elements that contribute to the effects of
e family saga mirrored through the Buendia family. The Buendia family's predisposition towards self-destruction and solitude is highlighted by the cycles of self-inflicted destruction and destitute in the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude.
One Hundred Years of Solitude spans six generations, and in each generation the men of the Buendia line are named Jose Arcardio or Aureliano, and the women are named Ursula, Amarata,or Remedio.It is the history of the isolated town of Macondo, focu
ng on the lives of the most prominent residents of the town, the Buendia family.Each Buendia has individual qualities and attributes that separate him from the others.Every person is an enigma to everyone else.
One Hundred Years of Solitude is an a story where the past, present, and future merge into one.The story of a family, as oppose to an individual, and their downfall result an entire generations downfall.A historical cycle is lived through a generat
n of characters.Time is paralleled with Latin America, especially Colombia, a country whose 20th century history has been dominated by civil wars that are background for everything that Marquez writes.A time were a countries destruction was brought
its very own people.(Harras, 149)
Magic realism is the technique of transforming the fantastic into reality."A literary form in which odd eerie, and dreamlike tales are related as if events were common place."(Bloom, 6) Magic realism is portrayed through One Hundred Years of Solitu
while its ability to turn unbelievable to believable is demonstrated.Garcia exaggerates events to gain fantasy.However, the exaggeration is almost always numerically …