Good Morning :) I almost forgot to this blog Oops.
So far in the story, the concept of time become more and more confusing. Like what we discussed in class there is an extreme mixing bowl of time: days of the week, months of a year, time of day and life times. That concept had also crossed my mind on the idea of a hundred years. A hundred years is also how we measure a life time..for example we hear it sometimes as a life time being about a hundred years. Every time Jose talks about in his life time, it refers to the concept of within a hundred years and every other life has the same story. As unknown time passes in Macondo, the village is visited by the outside world and the inventions of the outside world. Everything is at the hands of Macondo. Yet, the village decides which of the inventions and gadgets of the outside world are worthy of acceptance.I was fascinated by the part when Bruni Crespi, the merchant brings the cinema to Macondo. A world of "illusions that did not merit the emotional outbursts of the audience." The people of Macondo regect the unreal world of cinema and refuse an attempt at understanding what is not real. Futhermore, the mention of the captive-balloon business as an unsuccess because people considered it an invention backward after having seen and tried out the gypie's flying carpet.OK! so the people of Macondo don't accept movies( even though historical they revolutionized the rest of the world) because they don't like the idea of illusion yet they had been accepting of "magic carpets" and even more so, they truly believe themselves to be an "advancing" society because they reject the "backward invention" of the hot-air balloon. For me this rejection only limits there advancement and is just another sign of the cyclic vacuum representing the power repetition has over Macondo. The irony is that the people of Macondo are completely unaware. It is as if they feel the opposite effects. The book continues to be full of strange images, a collection of things, and time that has no actual reference. If only Macondo had the ability to escape its entrapment then perhaps they might truly have a chance a real advancement.