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Gabriel Garcia Marquez and Magical Realism

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Gabriel García Márquez was born in Arcataca, a town in Colombia on march 6 ,1928. Gabriel was brought up by his grandparents until the age of 8 because of the death of his grandfather. Gabriel returned to live with his parents only for some time before getting sent to boarding school where he got a scholarship at the age of 14 to a secondary school nearby Bogota which is located in Zipaquira. He went to the National University of Colombia in Bogotá where he studied law for awhile but he disliked it. Gabriel wanted to begin career in journalism. Although, Gabriel Garcia kept getting more education and even began to write his own portions of journalism, he never finished his degree. later 1950, Gabriel García Márquez moved to Barranquilla where he wrote columns for El Heraldo, meaning the newaspaper. Shortly after this, Gabriel García Márquez famous writing began to take hold.Gabriel Márquez wrote his first novel called La Hojarasca or The Leaf Storm. In 1954 Gabriel went back to Bogotá , there He found work at El Espectador as a reporter and film reviewer where he came up with the story of the Shipwrecked Sailor.In Europe, the government closed El Espectador, This caused Gabriel to be reduced to poverty. Gabriel worked during the days, because of lack of money for future plans and spent his nights writing fiction. In 1958, Gabriel married Mercedes Barcha Pardothey had Their first son in 1959. section 2 Colombia is a country near south America. in 1810 ,Columbia won its independence from spain.The country has suffered from a war conflict. The conflict increased since then but in the 20 century the conflict has decreased. Colombia has a wide variety of races such as spanish, Africans,and modern immigrants from mainly europe and... ... middle of paper ... ...o and two together. Some people think very little of the poor some even look down at them as if they were nothing , failures! but really they are just less fortunate.The mother in the short story "Tuesday Siesta" in spite of poverty, tragedy, even in spite of shame that her son might have brung apon her family and herself she still remains some sort of dignity and left with her head held high. The mother didnt want to let other for one bit think she was ashame of her son."senteno Ayala" is the name belonging to the mother that the son will carry with honor. the mother takes full responsibility for his wrong doings. I also think this is why the mother and daughter leaves with such dignity. I think this story has a powerful message. Family should stick together no matter what. Like my mother always say " those who matter , dont judge and those who judge dont matter!"

In this essay, the author

  • Explains that gabriel garca márquez was born in arcataca, colombia in 1928. he was brought up by his grandparents until the age of 8 because of the death of his grandfather.
  • Explains that colombia is one of the world's 17 megadiverse countries. it has a wide variety of races such as spanish, africans, and modern immigrants from europe and the middle east.
  • Explains that gabriel garca márquez is one of the greatest writers of magical realism. he was inspired by his grandmother, tranquilina iguaran cotes, who told gabriel stories about omens, premonitions,dead ancestors and ghost.
  • Opines that gabriel's intended audience for him is his friends and family and anybody that supports his work.
  • Analyzes how gabriel garca márquez's "tuesday siesta" is based on a scene where the mother and sister of the troubled young theif place flowers on his grave.
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