Like Water for Chocolate Essay

1019 WordsAug 6, 20125 Pages
The significance of Magical Realism and the role it plays in the plot progression in the novel ‘Chronicle of a Death Foretold’. Magical realism is a style of writing used in some fiction. It is the explanation of how fantastic and supernatural elements are depicted in a real environment as if they were absolutely normal in real life. Magical Realism assists in the enhancing of straight forward words and makes them seem more surreal than they really are. Magical realism is our imagination’s fantastic thoughts which we couldn’t possibly think of, coming to life in a story. Magical realism adds to the depth and meaning of any novel, it tells us a story from a more surreal perspective. Garcia has used magical realism in most of his works, such as, ‘Leaf Storm’ and ‘One Hundred Years of Solitude’. Garcia incorporates much of magic elements into his novel ‘Chronicle of a Death Foretold’ in such a way that some readers can’t see its grace because of their rationalistic approach to any novel with the same gravity of Garcia’s. In some texts it adds to the development and plot progression. Magical realism as a style of writing in texts provides a sense of detail and richness for the readers and keeps them engrossed in the text. Garcia uses magical realism to a great extent in this novel making most of it seem surreal and fantastic. Though, he over uses the style of magical realism by adding unimportant details about characters that aren’t at all essential in the plot progression, although this does add to the depth and richness of the characters and the storyline which enchants its readers. His use of magical realism doesn’t essentially help in the progression of the plot but it does help to add in the richness, magical realism is a vital element of the novel ‘Chronicle of a Death Foretold’. Santiago Nasar has constantly been referenced to a Jesus

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