One Hundred Years of Solitude Essay

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Ciplijauskaite describes the ways in which Garcia Marquez uses foreshadowing throughout One Hundred Years of Solitude to tie different aspects of the novel together.

The constant use of foreshadowing and premonition stands out as one of the basic structural elements of One Hundred Years of Solitude. All such elements, including cyclical reiteration, paradox and parallelism, are tightly interwoven with the main themes of the book; as a consequence, they can be studied as integral parts of the "story" as well as of the "discourse," where syntactic and semantic aspects are interrelated. A major portion of the book obeys the rule of ambiguity ... more generally referred to as "magic realism" when applied to the Latin American novel and short story.

The realm of the fantastic ... lies between the real-explicable and the supernatural, with a continuous fluctuation of boundaries and an uncertainty intensified by the total absence of the narrator's...

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