Magical Realism in One Hundred Years of Solitude
How does Gabriel Garcia Marquez make the magical elements in his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude seem real? That is the essential question for readers of his acclaimed novel to tackle in a three-lesson unit module. Scholars begin by analyzing Garcia Marquez’s use of detailed descriptions and tone. They then identify the many historical and personal references he incorporates in the novel. The final lesson has pupils examine Garcia Marquez’s Nobel Prize in Literature acceptance speech and his explanations for why Magical Realism is so appropriate for Latin American literature.