Lesson 1 (from The Third Resignation)
The Third Resignation. Gabriel García Márquez is one of the most familiar writers of magic realism, a primarily Latin American genre in which strange or fantastic occurrences are described as though they were quite ordinary, well within the realm of normalcy. This style of writing is present in "The Third Resignation" in many ways. The objective of this lesson is to examine what you have read so far of magic realism and to discuss its characteristics.
1. Plot analysis. What details in the plot of "The Third Resignation" are discussed as if they were perfectly normal but are actually quite strange? Are any details that should be normal treated as if they were totally strange? Make a list of your findings, and compare them with another classmate.
2. Classroom discussion. What is the difference between magic realism and fantasy? What is the difference between realism...
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