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One Hundred Years of Solitude Historical roots of Macondo and the Buendia family One Hundred Years of Solitude is about on imagined mythical town which is named as Macondo Its foundation rise development and death throughout the history of its founders Buendia family is narrated It is the evolution and eventual decadence of a small Latin American town and its inhabitants The novel is dominated by Colombian settings and the Buendia family is a Colombian family of those times that the story takes places At that point the reader may question the position of the book Is the story of the fictional town Macondo and Buendia family simply about the failure of that particular town and family or is there something beyond Did Gabriel Garcia Marquez the author of One Hundred Years of Solitude spend three years to write this book that then became his master piece only because he wanted to talk about an imagined town an imagined family and their failure Or is the book a metaphor for Latin Americas specifically Colombias and her peoples history Did Marquez write this book to paste it on history as an example of a history not to be repeated again to paste it as a warning As the second part of this assay I want to focus on gypsies since they construct an other culture other than the inhabitants of Macondo To find out the importance of this distinct nomadic gypsy culture will enable the reader to make a comparison between gypsies and their contact with civilization and Buendia family and their failure within their solitude In other words by comparing gypsies and Buendias the reader will be able to get some important clues about Buendias failure Gabriel Garcia Marquez is the Nobel Prize wining author of One Hundred Years of Solitude of 1982 The ambiguity aesthetic genius and the usage of the technique magical realism that is the connection between the
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