Gender Roles In Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Love In The Time Of Choleres

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“How has the author implemented stereotypical gender roles to reflect the society at the time?”

Love in the time of cholera is a novel written in 1985, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. The novel was written to expose the society during the time. This was done through a range of different techniques. One method is the implementation of the honour system and stereotypical gender roles. This is very evident through the different relationships seen in the book, which both conform to and contradict the idea completely. This outlines the many different sides to society, whilst allowing the reader a direct insight into what Marquez sees the society to be. Along with that, the novel outlines what Marquez believes the society should be. The story is reliant on the presence of a community and a society to keep it functioning. One interesting factor about this novel is the fact that it incorporates magic realism. This is because the book provides an exaggerated representation of real life. The effect of magic realism has an interesting effect on the readers, as it exaggerates the reality. Using magic realism makes the novel timeless, an exaggerated version of the past, that is still applicable to the future. These two techniques are evidently seen in the different relationships in the story.

The main representation of the stereotypical gender roles and the honour system that Marquez tries to create is through the different relationships seen in the Novel. The most evident relationships

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