Gabriel Garcia Marquez: “The Solitude of Latin America” Nobel Lecture Step 1



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Gabriel Garcia Marquez: “The Solitude of Latin America” Nobel Lecture
Step 1: What does the word “solitude” mean? Does it have a positive or negative connotation?

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What image comes to mind when you hear the word “solitude”? Describe the image and draw it below.

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Step 2: Where have we seen solitude in the texts we have read in this unit? Fill in the graphic organizer below on how you see “solitude” in Latin American texts we’ve read.


Axolotl”

by Julio Cortazar

A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings”

by Gabriel Garcia Marquez







Death and Transfiguration

of a Teacher”

by Maria Teresa Solari

The Swimming Pool at Villa Grimaldi”

by Martin Espada









Step 3: Given what you know about solitude and Latin America, make a prediction about what Marquez might mean by “solitude” in his Nobel Lecture.
I predict that Marquez is using the term “solitude” to refer to ___________________________________________________

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The Solitude of Latin America” Reading Guide

-DIRECTIONS: While reading each paragraph, write down the main ideas and any key quotes that can help you to explain Marquez’s meaning of the term ‘solitude’ in his Nobel lecture.




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