Thursday, December 11, 2014

Throwback Thursday: One Hundred Years of Solitude Edition

This meme (hehehe, Meme...) pretty much sums up 100 Years to me. Personally, Marquez is probably the book that we've read so far this year that I wanted to hate the most but ended up absolutely loving in the end. Regarding things we've read in Humanities this year, what was 1) your favorite, 2) the biggest surprise (i.e. thought you'd hate it, ended up liking it), and 3) what made you think the most?

For me, it goes as follows:

1) Hamlet, because it's Shakespeare and Hamlet's level of snark reminds me of my own inner monologue
2) As I stated before, 100 Years of Solitude because, after discussing it in class, I came to see that nothing Marquez included was arbitrary but instead actually served to make the book an intricate web of symbols, themes, and history
3) Candide, because, as ridiculous as it is, it made me think about action v. thought and how to put philosophy into action


Ross said...

1) Dante's Inferno, because it draws in some many aspects of Dante's life and he explicitly puts people he does not like in hell.

2) Oedipus, because I knew a summary of the play already and expected to be bored. It turned out I was completely wrong and I really enjoyed the play.

3) The Unbearable Lightness of Being, because originally it really confused me but when we started to talk about it in class it was really interesting.

alex Monier said...

1) Candide without a doubt. Candide is freaking hilarious I don't care what anyone says. The fact that some people felt bogged down in it seems terrible to me since it was hard not to enjoy a chapter in this book

2) The Unbearable lightness of being. I thought it would be unbearable to read, but I actually really liked it.

3) Hundred years of solitude actually made me think the most. The magical realism themes have actually given me a new kind of perspective on life.

Isabel Celata said...

1) I think I liked Medea best because, as we all know, I like some good feminist commentary and Medea was chock-full of it.

2) When I first read 100 Years of Solitude I really did not like it that much, but like Iris, after we talked about it in class I developed an appreciation for it.

3) The Unbearable Lightness of Being. It made me think about if people who we usually view as "having to be together" really do have to be together, which made me think of my parents and if they could exist separately from each other. It was a weird thought.

Bonnie Cash said...

1) Dante's Inferno, only because I loved hearing about those in each circle. It was fascinating learning about Dante's history and seeing his Hell imagination come to life.
2) Candide, only because I had heard some negative comments about it. I actually plan on reading it again, because it was so comical and enjoyable.
3) The Unbearable Lightness of Being made me think the most. I really enjoyed learning the history behind the book. Each character ahead a different story and I enjoyed learning about each one individually.