The language of Marquez is alive. Marquez looks at literature much more open-mindedly than most writers. When he looks at a river he doesn't just see the hank s and the water, he sees " . . . the band of a river of clear water that ran along a bed of polished stones, white and enormous, like prehistoric eggs . . . " Life goes on and can be no more appreciated than in the house of Rebecca, the dirt eater, where the insomnia plague had taken hold and anyone who entered could not sleep . . . "if we don't ever sleep again, so much the better." Jose Arcadio Buendio said, "That way we can get more out of life." Garcia Marquez goes on to say,. "the candy animals made in the house (of Rebecca) were being sold in the town. Children and adults sucked with delight on the delicious little roosters of insomnia . . . and the yellow ponies of insomnia so that by dawn on Monday the whole town was awake . . . they wanted to sleep, not from fatigue but from the nostalgia of dreams." In, Twin Peaks, while the plot to discover the identity of the murderer of Laura Palmer slowly unfolds from episode to episode, numerous sublets connect all the characters. There are love affairs abounding; the sheriff is in love with the mill owner; the hotelier owns a brothel in Canada; his daughter is in love with the FBI agent; the wife beater is a drug smuggler and the woman with one eye doesn't know her husband is having an affair with the restaurant owner whose husband just got out of jail and had an affair with the mill owner. When Garcia's town of Macondo was founded, its discoverer, Jose Arcadio Buendio wanted to take his family and leave because of the isolated location of the town. Over the few years that they had lived in Macondo, he had searched in vain for an exit to the real world, His wife, Ursula, said they couldn't leave because they had a son born in the town. Jose Arcadio said that a person does not belong to a place until someone has died and is buried underground. Soon after he said this, the gypsy, Malquiades, dies, between this death and the last death, generations of people lived and died in Macondo. Malquiades, however, was the only one to come back from the dead. He appears throughout the story writing the manuscripts that would save the memory of Macondo. When the twelve-year-old grandson of Jose Arcadio asks Malquiades to translate the manuscripts, he refuses saying "no one must know their meaning until they (the manuscripts) have reached one hundred years of age . . . no one must know their meaning until they have finished (reading) One Hundred Years Of Solitude. Everything written (in the manuscripts) is unrepeatable since time immemorial and forever more." Twin Peaks' sheriff, Harry S. Truman, welcomes FBI Agent Cooper into a secret organization he has called 'The bunkhouse Boys'. He describes the policeman's organization as "...having been around before my time and there will be others after me because out there in the forest there is something as old as man, something evil." this ' evil ' is seen as a vision to more than one person. It is embedded in the minds and memories of many characters as the same entity of person. In a dream, Agent cooper sees a one-armed man who describes this ' evil'' by saying, "through the darkness of future past, the magician longs to see one chance out between two worlds: fire walk with me: I too have been touched by the devilish one but when I saw the face of God I was changed and took my entire arm off. My name is Mike. His name is Bob and he promises that he will kill again." He does in the last scene of the story. The giant materializes before Agent Cooper and tells him that 'it' is happening again. He repeats this twice and disappears. At that moment the 'evil' (Bob) takes over the body and soul of a meek and gentle man and slams a young girls face into a mirror and rapes her. Death in One Hundred Years Of Solitude and Twin Peaks is the underlying theme in these two works as shown in the above essay. Death in One Hundred Years Of Solitude is the death by God, the good death. Death is in the form of Malquiades. He does translate the manuscripts finally and they are found to be within one page ahead of the reader who can never reach the ending, as in life, for then he would know how and when he would die. Death in Twin Peaks is a death by Satan, the evil death. Throughout the series the viewer sees no churches or mention of the clergy or other religious things because the 'good group' (FBI, sheriff etc.) represent the church, of good. The visions of Bob are not visions but actual images of Satan incarnate on Earth. While death in One Hundred Years Of Solitude is in a much milder form than it is in Twin Peaks, both deaths are living, perpetual deaths.