Thought provoking, but quite nerve racking.
Tuesday, September 8, 2015
The end is near
My favorite part of the entire novel is the final pages, which we discussed in class today, when Aureliano Babylonia is reading his fate as it happens. It made me curious what it would feel like to know your fate as it was happening, and to be able to read your unknown past. It happened not only Aureliano, but also to Amaranta while making her funeral shroud. She knew that as soon as she finished completing her task, that her end was decided. The characters are unable to prolong their lives, and panic, yet accept their tumult. This is the ultimate climax! What do you do once you know you're on your way out? That brings up the current day question such as "would you rather know when you were going to die, or not have any idea and just die one day?" The thought of Armageddon is frightening, however, I would rather have no idea when the end of the world is coming. If you knew your demise, you would act totally different than if you didn't know your impending death.