Borges was an Argentinian writer whose works often played with the limits of time and space, of fantasy and reality, thus creating alternate and parallel universes in which all outcomes transpire. This method of writing — where lines we assumed were definite are blurred and are, in fact, indefinite — is attributed to the magical realism movement cultivated by Latin American writers. This movement inspired the sci-fi genre of literature. In “The Garden of Forking Paths,” Borges plays with the line between real and fantasy as he explores the possibility of a novel with infinite endings, a novel that accounts for all moments in time, past-present-future, as well as accounting for all possible outcomes. In other words, whenever the characters come to a point at which more than one outcome is possible, both outcomes occur. This causes the narrative to branch out into multiple alternate universes.
Magical realism combines nonfiction or realistic fiction with magical events that could not happen in real life. "The Garden of Forking Paths" is an example of this genre because it combines historic events with events that are not possible. An example of an impossible event is when the narrator goes to Dr. Albert's house and Dr. Albert had created a garden identical to a garden made by one of the narrator's ancestors.
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