Tuesday, February 2, 2010
el reino de este mundo (2nd half)
The second half of Capentier’s El Reino de Este Mundo was just as enjoyable to read as the first half with the introduction to some new characters. Capentier’s magical realism explores a nation’s independence and freedom. What I really enjoyed was the strength in his narrative and being able to describe the historical context of a time of transition and self-discovery of a new nation and its new found freedoms. Ti Noel is able to describe the intense atmosphere of Haiti as it struggles to achieve its independence and the battle with the discriminating classes who control the power. It helped guide me further into the direction that Carpentier was taking his characters and the ultimate conclusion with Pauline’s fate. This section is what really began to draw me further into his narration and trying to interpret the character development. Although it was a little difficult at times to follow the meanings of the terminology that was being used, I was able to get the underlying feeling and direction of where Capentier was trying to make me see and feel I have enjoyed analyzing Carpentier’s fascinating writing style which was a bit difficult to read but with some help I was able to visualize being brought to a time that Carpentier had envisioned and created to put a perspective on the events that had taken place.