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Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Presented by Ryan and Alex

Ryan Gabos

on 15 October 2012

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Transcript of Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

By Gabriel Garcia Marquez Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon Magical Realism Background Gabriel Garcia Marquez
"Gabo" Plot Summary Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon Analysis Balthazar's Marvelous Afternoon http://www.installitdirect.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/animals-pictures-birds-bluebird.jpg
http://www.arthursclipart.org/pets/pets/bird%20in%20cage.gif Pictures cited A presentation by Gabos and Au Other Notable Works Gabriel Garcia Marquez The End "My grandfather the Colonel was a Liberal. My political ideas probably came from him to begin with because, instead of telling me fairy tales when I was young, he would regale me with horrifying accounts of the last civil war that free-thinkers and anti-clerics waged against the Conservative government." Born March 6, 1927, in Aracataca, Columbia
1972 Neustadt International Prize for Literature
1982 Nobel Prize in Literature Themes Rich vs. Poor (this goes along with Marquez's liberal ideology)
Greed vs. Generosity
Solitude Conflict Rich vs. poor Symbols The bird cage: the cage represents the oppression of the poor. In selling the cage, Balthazar is given the illusion of freedom; thus, he enjoys a marvelous afternoon living like a rich man.
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