One Hundred Years Of Solitude Term Paper

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One Hundred Years Of Solitude


Title: One Hundred Years of Solitude
Question: Illustrate how the theme of the novel you read is developed and enhanced by
plot, character and setting. Enhance your essay with specific references to the text.


This novel seems to have multiple themes. One important theme is that every action causes
a reaction, and one person's doing can result in something unpredicted. Similarly, it also
seems to say that fate is bound to happen, no matter what is done to try to change it. In
this novel, when Jose Arcadio Buendia marries his cousin Ursula, they are cursed to have a
child with the tail of a pig. I believe that this is just a way of saying that they are
destined for downfall and failure. They are afraid and tired of people whispering and
pointing, so after Jose kills a townsman, they decide to retreat into the jungles of South
America. With the help of other settlers, they found their own little town, named Macondo,
in hope of escaping the wrath of fate. Their family lives through one hundred years in
this manner, before their destiny is fulfilled.

This novel is about how a family is able to survive, for a time, in solitude. So, it is
appropriate that the setting is a newly settled village, which is deep in the jungle, away
from the world that has condemned them. One Hundred Years of Solitude is an almost magical
story where the past, present and future seem to merge into one. It tells the story of a
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