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Magical Realism in One Hundred Years of Solitude

Literature instructors who use the novel One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez as part of their curriculum may want to check out this lesson unit created by Eileen Mattingly for EDSITEment, the National Endowment for the Humanities' database of free teaching materials. Here readers will find three lesson plans focused on magical realism in Garcia Marquez's masterpiece. In the first lesson, students "identify 'magical' elements of the novel and analyze how Garcia Marquez used a 'realistic' voice to give them credibility." The second lesson focuses on the author's use of real historical events. In the third lesson students read Garcia Marquez's acceptance speech when he was awarded the 1982 Nobel Prize in Literature, then analyze the ideas he presented in his speech in the context of magical realism. These lesson plans were written with high school students in mind, but undergraduate instructors may also find them helpful. Downloadable worksheets and reading assignments (not including the novel) are available, as are suggestions for assessments.
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August 30th, 2019
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August 26th, 2019 at 1:50pm
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August 27th, 2019 at 9:26am
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