The People of Paper contains a multitude of magic realistic elements throughout the entire novel. This can be seen through the various remedies and situation that Plascencia writes about. We can understand the magic realistic elements such as burn/wasp sting collecting, hiding behind lead, sucking on limes leads to death and cavity rot, and people can be brought back from the dead all play a major role in The People of Paper. They are all remedies to help ease the heart and the issues that everyone deals with. The magic realism seems to permeate the entire flow of the story. The very idea of a celestial being that can be both a planet and a person is preposterous by itself but Plascenia incorporates such notions to help the story move along.

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