Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Specifically, it will show how the story juxtaposes real and imagined linear time with circular time. What are the distinct differences between these two worlds (reality and linear time vs. imagination and circular time)? What is learned by placing them together and why does the novel do so? "One Hundred Years of Solitude" is an incredible book that blends together reality, imaginary time, and circular time to create a special and enduring history of a people, their town, and its time.


The novel opens with a flashback, which immediately sets the mood, and announces to the reader that time is going to be an important - even vital part of this novel. The story manages to blend then juxtapose real time, linear time, and circular time in such a way to sometimes confuse the reader, but the outcome is magical...
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