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Magical Realism Cronica de un muerte anuciada Gabriel Garca Mrquez was born in Aracataca Columbia en 1927 His parents were poor so they sent him to live with his grandparent where he heard stories from his grandfather who was a colonel in the army and inspired him to write his first great novel One hundred year of solitude although it was not until 1965 He studied law to please his parents but continued to write in his free time In the 1950 a civil war broke out in Columbia and he moved to Mexico were he wrote several short stories including Cronica de un muerte anuciada and later went on to win the Nobel prize for literature in 1892 In the Novel of Cronica de un muerte anuciada Gabriel Garca Mrquez uses magical realism to reflect not only how a society as a whole interacts but how the actions and emotions of single person sets a ripple effect out to all that surrounds them The actions which the people in this society seem somewhat distant and primitive to that in which we now live but the themes can be easily transferred because they are not just part of a isolated community they are innate to each and every one of us because of the fact that we are human I believe that Mrquez had a good understanding of these innate human characteristics and that is why he is so effective in his use of magical realism Many people view separate reality and fantasy but the combination is a truer depiction of life rather than one or the other because we all have a rational and intuitive perception of the world After all who can give a real perspective into how someones thought occur even with the knowledge of how individual parts of the brain scientifically works we still do not know how it functions as a whole In a story that is
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