Magic Realism In Chronicle Of A Death Foretold

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Magic realism or magical realism is a genre where magic elements play a natural part in an otherwise mundane environment .Magic Realism is used in the novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold to show how usual occurrences seem mystical through the addition of illusory details. Although it is most commonly used as a literary genre, magic realism also applies to film and the visual arts . Marquez cleverly employs magic realism in his works (One Hundred Years of Solitude) to mix magic and reality so that the divergence between the two strikes out. This technique is utilized by Marquez through the addition of magical elements to humour, superstition, and dreams. Chronicle is defined as a factual written account of important events in the order of their occurrence . It is surprising how the title is contradicting to the timeline of the novel. The twisted timeline where the author incorporates the dreams, future and his personal judgements into the plotline shows that the definition of chronicle is being ruptured.…show more content…
Despite being a whore, the description of her house is so grand and attractive that if one were to look over the description, they might discern her house as an elegant paradise. In reality prostitutes are always regarded in a lower class but in this novel Marquez tries to make Cervantes appear to be a pretty and attractive women of a higher class. Through Marquez’s narrative technique he converts a normal brothel into a beautiful paradise using dreamlike elements to portray the theme of magic

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