Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Why do the characters live in "solitude" and why 100 years?
Please comment on the role of solitude in 100 Years of Solitude and the use of 100 years to frame the beginning and end of the novel. Are we isolated by our individual inability to see and understand the people and world around us? Is it some other type of solitude Marquez is talking about? Is solitude the inevitabe fate of all individuals as it seems to be for these characters? Do any of the characters avoid the solitude which consumes most? Does the theme of solitude play out in any of the other novels/stories we read this summer?