Reading the Similarities between Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude and Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits: A Comparative Study
Keywords:Magic Realism, Relationship, Similar, Social and Political
Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s One Hundred Years of Solitude(1967)is similar to Isabel Allende’s The House of the Spirits(1982). The House of the Spirits could be considered a rewritten form of One Hundred Years of Solitude using magic realism and the language of Garcia Marquez. Isabel Allende’s writing, follow Garcia Marquez and other Latin American Boom writers such as Carlos Fuentes and Julio Cortazar, who use magical realism to write about the social and political realities in Latin America and the search for personal identity in the 1960s. The two novelists employ hyperboles, metaphors and the appearance of ghosts. It also highlights other similarities like the use of third person narrators. The focus of the paper is to show the resemblance and relationship, and similaritiesbetween One Hundred Years of Solitude and The House of the Spirits.