born on March 6, ; Columbian novelist, short story writer, screenwriter, and journalist; considered as one of the most significant writers of. Gabriel García Márquez’ BALTHAZAR’S MARVELOUS AFTERNOON An analytical review By Kenny Beachmount Márquez’s story about a poor. Balthazar’s Marvelous Afternoon has 39 ratings and 6 reviews. Gün İlke said: Kitap ‘da basılmış ve daha sonra tek kitap olarak basılan Albay’a Mektu.

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I think it is the biggest cage I’ve seen in my life. How generous Balthazar may be is also noticeable by the fact that he buys those in the pool hall drinks. Balthazar is a poor man who dislikes rich people. Atena a rated it liked it Jul 06, The doctor shrugged his shoulders. His suspicious nature does not allow him to rest peacefully.

What she notices is its size and the price that it can fetch them: In In reality, Jose Montiel had not had time to bathe. The cage is a thing of beauty but the function it serves of keeping the free birds imprisoned, is not.

The joy that he must have felt on creating a thing of beauty is immeasurable. His shoes are stolen and he is lying there, lost in a fantasy of pleasure and self-indulgence.

Balthazar hung it under the eave, from force of habit, and when he finished lunch everyone was already saying that it was the most beautiful cage in the world. Actually… Someone may find Baltnazar foolish as an artist. What is the significance of his comments while drunk? What does he accuse Balthazar of?


Balthazar’s Marvelous Afternoon

Jose Montiel, obese and hairy, his towel draped around his neck, appeared at the bedroom window. The cage was on display on the table, with. Balthazar makes a beautiful cage which is publicaly admired and considered his best piece of work.

The distinction between an artist and a craftsman is often a blurred line. Jason Tinero rated it it was amazing May 20, Notify me of new comments via email. Facebook Twitter Email Print.

She was annoyed because balthazat husband had neglected the work of his carpenter’s shop to devote himself entirely to the cage, and for two weeks had slept poorly, turning over and muttering incoherencies, and he hadn’t thought of shaving. He begins to have grandiose ideas about what he will do build a million cages.

It is also interesting that Balthazar felt the necessity to lie about getting sixty pesos for the cage. Currently you have JavaScript disabled. Why does Balthazar lie about having received money for the cage?

Why is it significant that Balthazar has produced a cage and that he was “accustomed to making cages since childhood” ? Moved by galthazar child’s agony Balthazar leaves the cage there, saying it was made as a gift for the child. It is as though his personality has changed in the course of an afternoon. Published first published January 1st Since it was the first time he had ever been out drinking, by dusk he was completely drunk, and he was taking about a fabulous project of a thousand cages, at sixty pesos each, and then of a million cages, till he had sixty million pesos.

Balthazar, the wise one, is alone in his total disregard for money. Everyone who comes to see the cage which Balthazar has hung on the window feels that marvelkus is a work of art but Balthazar felt that it had been a routine job: Seriously, the plausible interpretations are infinite.


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The description of Montiel’s house is suggestive. The doctor kept looking at the cage. Balthazar’s plan is an ironic comment on the nature of mass production, as opposed to the uniqueness of an artist. With Balthazar due to his pride wanting to be seen as the victor. Why does he want to “lie down with two women in the same bed”? Jose Montiel looked at him, unmoved, while the mother tried to pacify him.

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Kristin rated it it was ok Nov 05, Maybe it’s about the wit and cunning of a man of less marvelpus who could outsmart a rich guy. Using a tradition of story telling that was inspired by oral folklore Marquez succeeds in documenting the life in a small Colombian town and yet retain a universal message.

Marquez felt that the real magic elements in his fiction lay in the documentation of a social milieu that needed to be represented with honesty and compassion. Why does he say that the rich “are sick, and they are going to die” ?

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