Neocolonialism and Imperialism in the Colombia fiction: Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

Authors

  • K. Gobalakrishnan PhD Research Scholar Department of English Annamalai University India
  • Dr.K.N. Sharmila Research Supervisor Assistant Professor Department of English (FEAT) Annamalai University India

Abstract

Gabriel Garcia Marquez establishes the significance of identity, names, and narrative in order to emphasize the importance of recognizing the past for a country that has allowed history to be rewritten and, as a result, forgotten. Marquez writes about what happens to a character with no history, for which it then becomes imperative that the other characters orchestrate a narrative, thereby allowing Marquez to critique the neocolonialism and imperialism that occurred in Colombia. This strategy can be seen in his short stories A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings and The Handsomest Drowned Man in the World. The main characters of the stories come to an already established narrative as unnamed characters. The remaining plot is then dependent on the named characters and their existing communities attempting to establish a narrative for the unnamed characters in One Hundred Years of Solitude.

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Published

2018-08-31