An Essay using one CENTURY of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One Hundred Years of Solitude-
Since the beginning of time, person has clung to the idea that
there exists some external power that determines his destiny. In
Grecian times, the epic poet Hesoid wrote of a triumvirate of
mythological Fates that supposedly gave "to males at birth evil and
good to have". Put simply, these three granted person his destiny.
Clotho "spun the thread of life", Lacheis distributed the a lot, and
Atropos with his "abhorred shears" would "slice the thread at
death"(Hamilton-43). All efforts in order to avoid the Fates had been in vain. In
every case their sentence would finally be provided. And it
appears that once the Fates' ballot have been cast, the people in
Greek myths had no opportunity for redemption. One must ask yourself if gentleman, like
the Greeks portrayed, has any actual choice in deciding how he lives.
That problem of choice arises when you compare Gabriel Marquez's One
Hundred Years of Solitude and Yasunari Kawabata's Thousand Cranes. The