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Of Love and Other Demons Gabriel Garcia Marquez was born on March 6 1928 in Aracata Colombia a town off the Atlantic Ocean Marquez was the first of sixteen children of Gabriel and Lusia Marquez Soon after Marquez birth his family moved and left him to stay with his grandparents who told him stories of ghosts and other super natural beings Marquez graduated high school in 1946 and went to college at the National University of Colombia in 1947 to study law In 1954 he became a reporter for the newspaper El Espectador after this he started his literary career Marquez has received much criticism over the years for his literary works The book that I read is called Of Love and Other Demons this book is about a girl named Sierva Maria who was bit by a rabid dog After being bit by the dog it was believed that she was now possessed by a demon Well you have in no way succeeded said the bishop It is an open secret that your poor child rolls on the floor in obscene convulsions howling the gibberish of idolaters Are these not the unequivocal symptoms of demonic possession The Marquis was aghast What do you mean That one of the demons numerous deceptions is to take on the appearance of a foul disease in order to enter an innocent body Marquez 55 Then Sierva Maria is sent to a Convent in Santa Clara where a priest by the name of Cayetano Delarura is to perform her exorcism When Cayetano first sees her it unnerves him the girl lay on her back on the stone bed with no matters her feet and hands boundshe seemed deadMarquez 81 Delarura has dreams about the girl He goes to her in spite of the fact that the girl attacks others He continued to see her even after she attacked him After a few visits and treating her wounds
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