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One Hundred Years of Solitude
by Garcia Marquez, Gabriel
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1. This novel features many unique and memorable characters. Which could you relate to the most?
2. What is the meaning of the title, "One Hundred Years of Solitude'? How does the village of Macondo experience solitude? Which characters do you think experience the most solitude and isolation from others?
3. In "One Hundred Years of Solitude" Garcia Marquez uses magical realism and other fantastic elements to describe events. How does this literary style affect the reader's perception of what happens in the story?
4. How do visitors to Macondo bring change to the village? Is this change inevitable?
5. Garcia Marquez writes that in the early days, Macondo was a happy village because no one was over 30 years of age and no one had died. How do age and death affect the people of Macondo? Is the village any less happy as people age and pass away?
6. Can "One Hundred Years of Solitude" be seen as a metaphor for the beginning of the world? What message do you think Garcia Marquez wanted readers to take from the novel?
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