Cultural Symbols of Latin America in Marquez’s Literary Discourse

Mohammad B. Aghaei, Safar Hayati


This article deals with the cultural aspects of Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s literary discourse that are manifested or represented through its narrative units, carrying cultural semantic contents. These units indeed serve as socio-symbolic mediations that relate the literary text to his culture. For this reason, Marquez has immensely applied the figurative elements in his novels, making a bridge between his works and the world to which he belongs or claims to belong. These textual elements can be thus interpreted by taking into consideration the cultural aspects of his society. Hence, this article surveys the cultural components of his novels and mainly to decode them according to the cultural values and social conventions of his culture.


Figural elements; Conventional symbols; Natural references and cultural codes

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