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Analysis of the social in the work The funerals of the Big Mama by Gabriel García Márquez [Análisis de lo social en la obra Los funerales de la Mamá Grande de Gabriel García Márquez]

Sarango Jaramillo, Cristhian; Jarrín Machuca, María Verónica; Rangel Rangel, Valmiro; Chacón Peña, Sergio; Le Baut Ayuso, Tania; Martín Hernández, Julia

In this work the social situation of the society in the short story of García Márquez is researched in one of his best-known short stories, the story «Los funerales de Mama Grande » of 1962. In it, all the components of the society fabulated by the author can be taken as a sample of the Latin American societies of the first half of the 20th century, with strong feudal roots and with marked folkloric and popular accents. The analysis of the background is mediated by the idea that the sample of this society is held in the characteristics such as: the absolute matriarchy exercised by «the Mama Grande», the role of the Catholic religion and its symbols as the foundation for the reigning and organized faith of postcolonial civilization, and popular culture as a feature that complements the characteristics of feudalism that stratifies and assembles the general and particular fabric of that society.

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