Geography of Setting
Kind of Activity:
To comprehend and analyze the setting of the novel
Common Core Standards:
In the opening chapters of One Hundred Years of Solitude, Márquez builds an elaborate world in and around Macondo. The surrounding area plays a significant role in isolating the people of Macondo, specifically the Buendía family. In this activity, students will do a close reading of the paragraphs where the narrator describes the setting around Macondo and create a map of the area.
Split students into small groups. Ask them to find and mark the portions of the first two chapters where the narrator...
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