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Gabriel Garcia Marquez Research Paper

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Brook McPhail Gabriel Garcia Marquez Who or what is the Latin American man? Before Gabriel Garcia Marquez, that was a question hardly anyone knew the answer to. Garcia Marquez Marquez wrote many novels, short stories, editorials, and political essays that allows the reader to develop a strong idea about the lives and culture of many Latin Americans. His divine storytelling ability, his creative characters and descriptions, his political beliefs, and his strong-willed personality has made Gabriel Garcia Marquez into one of (if not the one) Latin America’s most significant, well-known journalist. He has marked his place on this earth as an expert on the style of writing called “magic realism,” which entangles daily activities and some use of magic and spirituality. Most people, not from Latin America, could not have described daily life there. After reading Garcia Marquez’s work, audiences all across the world gained a better understanding of the struggles, the strengths, the ordinary triumphs and hardships including wealth, poverty, love, corruption, social injustices that plagued the history of the majority of the …show more content…

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  • Opines that gabriel garcia marquez is one of (if not the one) latin america's most significant, well-known journalist. his divine storytelling ability, creative characters, political beliefs, and strong-willed personality have made him an expert on the style of writing called "magic realism."
  • Explains that papalelo was born in aracataca in 1927. his parents left him in the care of his maternal grandparents after they moved to a bigger city.
  • Analyzes how papalelo taught gabriel that the weight of dead man on one’s shoulders is hard to bare. his grandmother, a spiritual woman, helped mold garcia marquez into the writer he became.
  • Narrates how garcia marquez was lucky and smart enough to get a scholarship to attend college and study law. he switched his motivations to journalism and spent time in europe and the united states reporting on current international affairs.
  • Explains how garcia marquez continued to fight for what he believed to be right in affairs between the u.s. and cuba, colombia, and other latin american countries.
  • Analyzes how garcia marquez published one hundred years of solitude in 1967, which spread around the spanish speaking countries and gave latin americans a voice that had not been heard since cervantes' "don quixote."
  • Analyzes how garcia marquez's "life in the time of cholera" is based on the love story of his parents.
  • Explains that garcia marquez used his talents to educate others on political and social issues, such as the thousand days' war, the banana massacre, and the united states' interference with latin american politics.
  • Describes gabriel garcia marquez's non-fiction book "news of a kidnapping" in 1994. the book was in support of changes to be made in colombia’s unstable system.
  • Analyzes how garcia marquez was asked by castro to write the cuban version of elian gonzalez's story. his story sparked criticism in the united states, but it shed some light for americans.
  • Analyzes how gabo changed the world's view of latin america by writing good literature, journalism, and being an underground diplomacy.
  • Analyzes how gabo has changed the landscape for latin american writers and journalists, and helped those outside latin america understand the history and daily struggles of the people.

He is the little boy whose mother had “kidnapped” her son from his Cuban school, and fled to Miami without the consent of his Cuban father. Garcia Marquez was asked by Castro to write the Cuban version of the story. “Shipwrecked on Dry Land” was published in New York Times saying, ““the real shipwreck of Elian did not take place on the high seas, but when he set foot on American soil.” Although his story sparked some criticism in the United States, it also shed some light for some Americans. Some Americans agreed with Garcia Marquez and thought it best the little boy be taken back to Cuba (Podhoretz). It seems every piece written by Garcia Marquez opened the eyes of audiences worldwide into the changes, politically and socially, that Latin America so desperately

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