What large issues or questions does the author hint at?
Write a MACRO six-page thesis paper: on One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. “Go Macro! Go Global! Supersize It!”
What large issues or questions does the author hint at? Discuss some of the themes that recur in the novel. What is the importance of the story, as a whole? Look beyond structure, characters and literary techniques. Make connections between issues within and outside the text; for
example, between the text and historical/cultural events. Optional: Compare the novel with one of the stories that was read after the midterm exam. (Don’t use a story that you have already written about this semester.) Do the stories have similar topics or themes as the novel? How
does each author approach the topic? Incorporate a literary analysis point of view (found in the Discussion Boards) to the chapters from the novel that was assigned to you. Give concrete examples from your chapter. Explain what the examples might represent or symbolize. Compare it to other chapters in OHYS or other stories that we have read this semester. Reference two resources. Remember: Do not re-tell nor
summarize the novel or stories. Instead, react to the stories, authors, and things you think with stay with you long after the course is over. How can you relate the context of the stories/novel to the academic major you are seeking? Focus on Large Issues: (examples) abandonment,
acceptance, adaptation, assimilation, alienation, belonging, challenges, courage, death, despair, denial, discrimination, diversity, freedom, guilt, hate, immigrants, invincibility, politics, patriotism, peace, peer pressure, poverty, prejudice, pride, propaganda, religion, racism, rage,
resourcefulness, responsibility, sex, silence, society, secrets, safety, security, self-discovery, self-esteem, sense of community, social change, survival, time (the lack of, the passing of, etc.), teamwork, traditions, tragedy, values, violence, war, fellowship vs. isolation, good vs. evil, the normal world vs. the up-side-down world, science vs. nature, freedom vs. control, success vs. failure, women vs. men, death vs. life, strength vs. weakness, mother vs. daughter/father