Saturday, August 29, 2015


In class, we talked about the differences between history and myth and how Marquez does and excellent job in blending the two.  Throughout One Hundred Years of Solitude, Marquez does this by revealing allusions to history through the Buendia family and Macondo to explain and interpret the vague history of Columbia and the South American coast. We defined myth as a story with a concern for explaining an origin, usually transmitted orally and changed over time. This myth based history of Macondo was probably not completely made up by Marquez.  In the video, the Marquez based Macondo as a generic city in Columbia on the water. There very well could have been a city and family, founded on incest that became mixed up in the banana company and the war of 1000 days, with a founder married to his cousin. This concept could have already been discussed or have gone way over my head but I just wanted to get that out there. 

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