Why magical realismis a dominant feature in Latin American literature Magic realism isdominant in Latin American Literature because of the belief’s they have, someare based on reality while some are based on the acceptance of supernaturalpower as prosaic reality, magical realism changes from pure fantasy primarybecause it is set in the new era, authentic explanation of human environment.It targets and aim the contradiction of the opposite for example it challengesthings like life and death and the precolonial era, culture, past andpost-industrial presents, according to Angel Flores, magical realism comprisesthe fusion of the real and the fantastic or as he claims, “the combination ofboth realism and fantasy” the existence of the mystical in magic realism isoften connected to magic or native Americans or Africans. Example of some mythabout the native Americans that believes their ancestors can turn to wolf inevery full moon of every month and having wolf genes with them, GonzalezEchevarria believes that magical realism offers the world view that is notcreated on natural or physical rules nor unbiased reality, but still thefictional world is not separated or different from reality. Also, magic realismin Latin American literature is a grouping, away of responding to reality andpictorially representing the problems of reality. In 1940’s magical realism is kind ofway to express the genuine American mentality and creates an independent styleof literature, magic realism is not just about Latin American literature alone,the Latin American writers have also influence other writers like around theworld with their writing style using magic realism, such as Indian writerSalman Rushdie and Nigerian poet and novelist Ben Okri all uses magic realismon their books.
Magic realism is not just about fiction or imaginary storiesbut also about techniques that have been connected to post-colonialism era,which illustrate the unpleasant areas such as urban, rural and westernindigenous. Magic realism is not just based onmagic, fiction or creating stories about some people been cannibal, it alsoabout feelings of an individual or group of people leaving in the same society,through art, music, dancing, history and poetry, etc. a structure where realforms are combined in a way that confirms daily reality a way of meanings to bemore real than reality itself, using realism to write literature throughlanguage or use styles of irony to escape essential concerns. An alternatereality can be created using magic realism in literature one which the languagebecomes the overriding reality within the story or novels, all this concernswill allow the reader to actually concentrate and participate in the readingprocess, for example, “the book of the sand” by Jorge Luis Burges ” the storyis all about a man that sell bible who sold a magic book to a man a book withunlimited pages an infinity book that has no beginning or end such a book canget a person worried and sick thinking about his life and the book all byhimself, and be separated by the people you care for and love also the bookcant be destroyed because it an has no end it unlimited and magical.
Story byGabriel García Marquez about “the mosthandsome drowned man in the world” “a small village where a drowned dead manwas washed a way by the sea to the village shore, with such an amazing thingsand miracles they have never seen before a dead person”. ConclusionWriters usemagical realism in Latin American literature because it a fiction that lookreal and so to get the attention of the readers and audience most especiallyLatin American people this is the best method and technique’s use to get theirattentions.v