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    Power and Violence in One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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    In six pages this report considers the powerful and violent images contained within this novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Eight sources are cited in the bibliography.

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    in the writing of Garcia Marquez. Bibliography lists 8 sources. BW100sol.rtf Violence and Power as Shown in "100 Years of Solitude"  By: C.B. Rodgers - November 2001 -- for more information on using this paper properly! Introduction Nobel laureate (1982) Gabriel Garcia Marquez  spends a great deal of his time in Cartagena, Colombia which is the colonial and Caribbean city where the Foundation for a New Ibero-American Journalism is located and conducts most  of its activities. He founded the organization in 1995 to rejuvenate journalism in the northern regions of the South American continent (Paternostro 43). "He wants to teach young Latin  American journalists to think and write in the style he once learned in the newsroom next to the printing press, drinking at a nearby bar. Journalism, for him, is about  listening to what the tape recorder does not pick up" (Paternostro 48). Throughout his writing, not just in "One Hundred Years of Solitude," Gabriel Garcia Marquez presents a myriad  of representations of violence, solitude, and the overpowering human need for love. Regardless of the specificity of the story Garcia Marquez is telling, the generality of it is that in  the midst of brutality, magic still exists and in the never-ending search for power -- personal, political, international -- the essence of self and personal identity is lost in the  determination to have and control more. In "One Hundred Years of Solitude," the reader is led to understand how such machinations are pointless yet carry change with them as surely  as if they were enormous bombs being dropped on people (living in Macondo) from the skies. In the novel, cruelty, collapse, intense despair, and unexpectedly destructive irrational and inexplicable violence 

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