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Gabriel Garcia Marquez in chapter 7, 8 and 9, describes the event after Colonel Aureliano Buendia was captured, his escaped from his death sentence and his victorious defeat during the revolution war and the struggles, death, and solitude of his family in Macondo. The novel is written in chronological order describing months, days, and time of then events had happened. Although, he introduces flashback of the Buendia family pass tragic death, conflicts, solitude, and grief, he keeps the story line in chronological order. For example, the chronological event that happened after the capture of Colonel Aureliano Buendia is done by describing specific dates and time up to the moment prior to Colonel Aureliano Buendia execution. Colonel Aureliano …show more content…
(132) As captivating as the story is about how the trace of her son blood made its way all the way to Ursula house, the reality is that some mothers have that sense when there is something wrong with their child. The mother’s close relationship with their child is a special bond and sometimes mothers have that intuition that there is something wrong with their child, so it is a normal reaction to reach out to their child to find out if their ok. Another magical real is seen after the death of Jose Arcadio Buendia that the town of Monaco was covered with tiny yellow flowers that had fallen from the sky and that had to be shoveled and raked to make way for the funeral procession could pass by. (140) Flowers don’t fall from the sky, but when a love one dies, it is a norm that people from all places gather together to mound and cry the loss of the loved one. Flowers are brought as an expression of respect and is a symbolic reminder of affection for the person who passed

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