MAGIC REALISM AS A POST COLONIAL DEVICE IN GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ’S ONE HUNDRED YEARS OF SOLITUDE.
Magic Realism is a fusion of ‘Magic’ and ‘Reality’ set in real-world. The magic realist draws
from the authentic as well as the miraculous. Magic realism is a literary form in which odd, eerie,
and dreamlike tales are related as if the events were commonplace. Magic realism is the opposite
of the "once-upon-a-time" style of story-telling in which the author emphasizes the fantastic
quality of imaginary event. It is a narrative technique mainly used by post colonial writers to tell
a story. The characteristic of magical realism are hybridity,fantastical element, sense of mystery
,irony, the super natural and natural, metafiction and political critique. Magic Realism is
apprehensive with problems that are vital to postmodern literature. However , Magic realism in
postmodern literature is chiefly used to criticize the conventional order in different spheres of
public life. One Hundred Years Of Solitude by Garcia Marquez is a Post Colonial text, deals
with war, suffering and death in the mid-1960 of Colombia which had witnessed two hundred
thousand politically motivated deaths. It is the story of seven generation of the Buendia Family
in the town of Macondo. This paper attempt to point out the Magic Realism as a post colonial
device use in Marquez ‘s One Hundred Years Of Solitude.