Author(s): Bülent Cercis TANRITANIR• A. Melike ÇALIŞKAN

This article aims to reveal how difficult and grieved relations between oppressor and oppressed are in Autumn of The Patriarch and The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Eréndira and her Soulless Grandmother by Gabriel García Márquez. Patriarch and Grandmother from two works of Márquez come into prominence due to their violence and truculence upon people. The Oppressor don’t feel remorseful and the oppressed suffering. While Márquez tries to bring out an existential expression for nature of oppressed people and cruel ruler in Autumn of The Patriarch, in The Incredible and Sad Tale of Innocent Eréndira and her Soulless Grandmother he presents remarkable experiences between Eréndira and grandmother representing a cruel character again with some unusual events. What is aimed at is to display the influences of tyrant patriarch and grandmother upon people. In this way famous patriarch of Márquez, dictatorship of patriarch and reaction of the people to this dictatorship are narrated on the one hand, the grandmother’s cruelty and Eréndira’s bearing against this cruelty is analyzed on the other.


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