Symbolism In 100 Years Of Solitude

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Question: How is 100 Years of Solitude symbolic to the biblical story of Adam and Eve? Use evidence from the book. The novel 100 Years of Solitude written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez is one written with many different underlying meanings intended to allow the readers imagination to wander. Marquez’s style of magical realism is unique and very well done so that the reader must interpret what is literal and what may be symbolic to history or simply majestic. In the story there are several instances, in which the story could be compared to that of Adam and Eve, the guilt that drives both Jose Arcadio Buendia and Ursula Iguaran and the use of the “Tree of Knowledge”. Jose Arcadio Buendia and Ursula Iguaran are both driven out of the city of Macondo at some point due to their guilt, similarly to the story of Adam and Eve in which they die due to their guilt and wrongdoings killed. After being harassed by a man named Aguilar about the details of the intimacy of his marriage, Jose Arcadio Buendia became infuriated and killed him. The death of Aguilar haunted Buendia to the point that “He...

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