One Hundred Years of Solitude a Novel Lost in Time Essay

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One Hundred Years of Solitude
A Novel Lost In Time

Zahra Toshani
University of Guilan
Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences
Dr. Barkat PhD.
Winter 2011

Table of contents

Introduction 1

I. Notion of time and being in Heidegger 2 Existential travel 2

Massacre: existence or nonexistence 5

End of the story
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Characters in this part of the novel even excited when seeing magnet or ice. In the first chapter of the novel one reads about the sufferings of Jose Arcadio Buendia when he discovers the roundness of the earth. The scientific history of the world is once again repeated in this part. The characters in the novel are living in the time prior to the real time of the story this is proved when author gives us an account of José Arcadio’s family and also his wife’s. In the beginning of chapter 2 one reads:
“WHEN THE PIRATE Sir Francis Drake attacked Riohacha in the sixteenth century, Úrsula Iguarán’s great-great-grandmother became so frightened with the ringing of alarm bells and the firing of cannons that she lost control of her nerves and sat down on a lighted stove”(One Hundred Years of Solitude 18). Reading this sentence the reader comes up with the conclusion about the time of the story presented by the fact that Drake made voyages to West Indies in 1576 -1596. But the time in this novel does not pass according to the conventional experience of time since after we are given the family history of the two characters we are given the account of their migration. By migration the characters not only leave the

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