Life without time would be chaotic. Not only does it provide as an archive of mundane affairs but also witnesses generations go by. One Hundred Many years of Solitude traces "the rise and fall season. . . of. . . Macondo"through the eyes and heart of its most dominant family. In spite of the radical transformations that transpire over century, Márquez illustrates that interpersonal and politics realities and individual nature remain permanently same. Time is cyclical and nonlinear in a single CENTURY and The House of the Spirits allowing for the analysis of mystical as well as politics themes related to gender roles and public oppression.
Flashback and chronological reversal of happenings are standard tools that Márquez employs to overlap measurements of the time. The first paradox of energy sequencing "a long time later"efers to the episode in the foreseeable future as the narration of the gypsies are events of days gone by. This causes a sequential disjunction compounding the sense of muddled time. In One Hundred Years, a good example of an epiphany is José Arcadio Buendía who is the first person to grasp the illusion of your time:
"'Look at the air. . . exactly like last night. . . today is Monday too. '"
"He spent. . . time. . . looking for a notable difference from. . . the previous day in the hope of exploring something. . . that could reveal the passage of time. "
After José Arcadio Buendía thinks he has learned perpetual motion, he will keep intoning that the same day is perpetuating itself. Perpetual movement can occur only in a world without time; which is exactly what time becomes wherein: days gone by, present and future mingle. The allusion to "prehistoric eggs" boosts the issue of what arrived first: the chicken or the egg symbolic of the composition of the novel and bringing to the fore the concept of ouroboros. Márquez could be proposing that it's difficult to pin-point the complete time of a meeting. This can be seen in the fact that A HUNDRED Years will not neatly match any one time frame spanning hundred years.
Similarly, internal of the Spirits when today's is referred to from days gone by, it becomes the future. This continual transition attracts our attention to the cyclical development of the novel. The past and the near future are interconnected through a particular incident that comes to pass. While happenings may be charted in a temporal sequence, the story grows in cycles.
The more things change, a lot more they remain the same. History and social progress are nonlinear. Sociable oppression, political vitality, and patriarchy continue steadily to control people in both novels equally as men dominate women, the white residents of Spanish descent guideline the dark-skinned, and the rich govern the indegent. This is displayed in Jean de Satigny's forcing the Indians to carry out disgusting sexual acts, Esteban using Pancha as an 'thing' to relieve his sexual frustrations and Esteban making his local American tenants work as slaves.
Remaining and Right wing politics are explored in both books and the parallels of two seemingly reverse poles is taken to the fore. Thus, the political spectrum and incessant power have difficulty between them are emblems of the cyclical character of their time and human history. This is reflected in the outbreak of civil battle in both the books. Liberals have as much prospect of brutality as Conservatives, and both take good thing about expert to oppress the underclass when they come to force. Thus, the cultural, political, and economic hierarchies embedded within One Hundred Years and House of Spirits perpetuate themselves as time passes.
Beyond explorations of politics and social realities, Márquez and Allende explore the mystical side of life to uncover the recurrent aspect of energy. Gypsies are symbolic in the sense that they exist outside typical social and political restrictions that constrain families, enabling these to live outside societal, political and financial cycles. They lead a less acquisitive life than the residents of Spanish descent and because of this I feel they can transcend the trappings of the time. The actual fact that Melquíade's prophecy was fulfilled demonstrates time is cyclical; for the nature of clairvoyance transcends time. Furthermore, the actual fact that clairvoyance transcends time is exposed when Clara instructs Nicholás that "you can't. . . inherit these exact things. "
A comparable theme of extra-sensory understanding runs through House of the Spirits. However, it isn't gypsies that serve in the role of connecting the nonlinearity of space. Clara herself owns this gift. With the right powers of conception any human being can read past and future, and then apply that knowledge to present situations or problems. Yet, humans do not study from the past and therefore are condemned to reprise the same errors. The non-linearity of the time sometimes appears through Melquíades' parchments and Clara's diaries:
"Melquíades hadn't put events in the order of covenventional time, but possessed concentrated a century of daily shows in such a way that they coexisted in one instant. "
Similarly, Clara "salvaged her notebooks. . . arranging them relating to events rather than in chronological order, . . . she acquired forgotten to track record. . . dates. "The difference in the authors' making of the aspect is that while Melquiades had written the events before they happened, Clara notes down the situations in her diaries after their incidence.
Furthermore, premonitions come to experiment with a significant role in both novels. In House of Spirits, Clara has visions into the future. Alternatively, in One Hundred Years, both Colonel and Úrsula experience dé ja vu:
"This morning. . . , I had formed the impression that we had recently been though everything that before. . .
What did you expect?'. . . 'Time passes. '"
The indistinguishable dialog takes place later between José Arcadio Segundo and Úrsula. The last mentioned, "realized that she was giving the same reply that Colonel. . . experienced given. "However, it the subsequent part of Úrsula's representation that is noteworthy: "she shuddered with the evidence that time was not passing. . . but was turning in circles. "This recalls the talk between Esteban and Pedro Tercero internal of the Spirits:
"'I've come to get you out of here, ' Pedro Tercero said.
'Why?'. . . .
'. . . Blanca asked me. . . '
. . . 'Go to hell, ' Truebasaid. . .
'Fine. That's where we're going. ' "
Later in the novel, Allende reverses the roles of these two heroes, with Esteban assisting Pedro Tercero flee the country. By using the same words, Allende forces the audience to recognize that record has repeated itself.
By focusing on multiple generations within the same family the authors demonstrate the cyclical nature of your energy. The Buendía and del Valle family become huge, yet hold on to key qualities that unify generations. This holds true for both the novels and is manufactured overt through the repetition of titles in One Hundred Years:
"the insistent repetition of brands had made her draw some conclusions. . . As the Aurelianos were withdrawn, . . . , the José Arcadios were impulsive. . . "
Úrsula confirms this when reflecting about the twin José Arcadio Segundo, "Exactly like Aureliano(Colonel). . . It's like the entire world were repeating itself. "
The review of the repetition of labels is fascinating. For instance, José Arcadio Buendía is shortened to is José Arcadio in the next era which is further shortened to Arcadio. The seventeen sons of the Colonel are symbolic as the quantity seventeen means immortality in the sense that the person's name will go on after his death. That is
In House of the Spirits, Clara refuses to repeat titles as this "caused confusion in her notebooks that bore witness to life. "The author chooses instead to go character features down genetically exemplified in Blanca who "had inherited his (Esteban's) own stubbornness". Mom and princess, right form Nivea to Alba, experience a bond with story-telling and recalling family anecdotes building the cornerstone of these relationship. Also, climbing the poplar tree in your garden of the del Valles' was "a tradition. . . when the young men wished to wear long pants, he previously to climb it to show his valour. "The tree is symbolic of the sprawling del Valle family. The initials all over it are markings of the del Valle family using its heritage being passed down from one technology to another. In House of Spirits, Esteban and Alba realize themselves in the reflection of Clara's journal, illuminating the cyclical character of family traits.
Moreover, THE HOME of the Spirits brings to the fore the idea of karma which Hundred Years will not explore.
"The day my grandfather tumbled his grandmother, . . . he added another connect to chain of happenings that were required to complete itself. . . , the grandson of the girl who was raped repeats the gesture with the granddaughter of the rapist, . . . etc. . . "
Karma is often bound by time, because every action has a limited effect. Esteban García continually encounters the slights of modern culture to be a bastard, something he had no control over, which is why he seeks revenge. Esteban by helping Pedro Tercero get away is reciprocating the nice gesture. True to the cyclical mother nature of your energy, Transito and Esteban meet again and again because every time before they part after making love, they have the next ritual:
"'We'll see each other again, Tansito'. . . 'That's what I said before, patron. '"
Since Transito is enjoying the benefits associated with the fifty pesos today lent by Esteban, Transito helps Esteban by acquiring the discharge of Alaba. Thus, karma practices the principal that as you sow, so shall you reap. Alba, through her activities in the torture chambers, has come to a knowledge of the. By permitting go of her hatred for Esteban García she is aiming to break this vicious cycle that has plagued generations of the Trueba family.
By the end of the House of the Spirits, Alba makes explicit references to the cyclic mother nature of energy: "we have confidence in the fiction of past, present, and future, but it may also be true that everything happens concurrently. "In One Hundred Years Melquíades' writing on his parchments means that the inhabitants of Macondo have simply been living a preordained cycle. While the previous type of this novel breaks the routine of life, death and incestuous interactions "because races condemned to one century of solitude didn't have a second opportunity on earth" the concluding phrase of House of the Spirits, ties up with the starting of the booklet, "Barrabas came up to us by sea"signalling the conclusion of one cycle.
The cyclical characteristics of time and its own supernatural nonlinear features are explored through multi-faceted dimensions in One Hundred Years and House of the Spirits. These books explore many layers of Latin American background, culture, and society and show that individuals end up duplicating similar patterns of behavior despite generational changes. However, the present can be looked at through the zoom lens of days gone by and the crystal balls of the future. Extra sensory belief, prophecy, and clairvoyance are important to both A HUNDRED Years of Solitude and The House of the Spirits. The gift of clairvoyance given to the people in the novels validates the essentially cyclical dynamics of time. The ability to look out of time demonstrates the capacity to transcend it. Marquez and Allende both show that only when the knowledge retrieved out of this remarkable ability is put on daily life would it become important.