This is a midterm paper. I need to respond for 2 of the following 3 questions. So it will be 2 short essays.
Question A
As it is stated in the beginning of Marquez’s One hundred Years of Solitude, “the world was so recent that things lacked names, and in order to indicate them it was necessary to point.” At the end of the book the author tells us that “Macondo was already a fearful whirlwind of dust and rubble being spun about the wrath of the biblical hurricane…” How do these extreme poles of creation and degeneration relate to the idea that history is not just cyclical but regressive that the author implies through his narrative?
Question B
Explain how the progression of time unfolds in One Hundred Years of Solitude. Is it straightforward or not? Is there any particular chronological order that the reader can detect through the story of Mocondo and its people? Moreover, how does time relate to the idea of solitude in this book?
Question C
Reality and imagination, history and fiction, are the contrasting elements that are at work both in Don Quixote and in One HUndred Years of Solitude. The premise that the truth can be stranger than fiction seems to be paramount for both Cervantes and Marquez. Using specific examples illustrate how the main characters in both works escape reality and create their own ‘truth’, and how their distorted reality shapes the narrative and affects the other characters.

So you just need to choose 2 topics and write 2 short essays 2 pages each. You can use the citation from the book but no other sources. Try to think small and illustrate your point of view clearly.
If you have any questions please let me know. Thank you.