It's like listening to one's hoo-doo believing grandmother telling you about events in her life. A lot of brothers, a lot of love, a lot of passion, a lot of spiritual cause and effect.
Good Scars, Evil Scars: Latin during a conversation with the priest, and the bookshop owner sometimes says phrases in Catalan. Aureliano Babilonia thinks he's this.
He Who Fights Monsters: Through the war's course he becomes increasingly cold and cruel, and one of his subordinates and personal friend even lampshades it, but he ends up an apathetic Hikikomori making gold fish until his death. Hooker with a Heart of Gold: Pilar Ternera, Petra Cotes and Nigromanta.
Amaranta provokes this in her nephew and great-great-nephew, but never follows through with it. Aureliano Babilonia thinks he's safe from this because he thinks he was adopted. Remedios the Beauty, who loves going around naked.
She even lampshades this by saying it's the best way to go around. Jerk with a Heart of Gold: Mauricio Babilonia is a fan of Brutal Honestybut can be somewhat sweeter when with Meme.
It's mentioned that Meme starts falling more genuinely for him ones she deduces that his brusqueness towards her is, to a degree, his way to show tenderness.
She first plans to kill Rebeca just to prevent her from marrying the man they both love, Pietro Crespi. She then drives the same suitor to slit his wrists and another wastes his entire life with her cat-and-mouse Emotionless Girl act. Oh, and then there's the fact she molests both her nephew and great-great-nephew when they are children, leading both of them to have terrible emotional problems and obsess over her their entire lives.
Knowing she will die when she finishes weaving her own shroud. The same was true of two of their older relatives. Fernanda, so damn much. Loads and Loads of Characters: The English version of the book comes with an invaluable family tree. Everyone born into or marrying into the family has A Day in the Limelight.
Some characters get more love than others, but there isn't a single character that can be considered the protagonist of the story. Lonely at the Top: Granted, he isn't exactly social before he achieves his high rank.
Most characters are loners in their own way, and freaky in their own way. It makes them easy assassination targets. The novel has a reputation for being particularly time-disorienting. In one page, events happen at such rate that they could have easily taken a month or a year to take place, and the book is littered with instances where the amount of events either condensate or expand, with no particular time frame to place them even with linearity.Explanation of the famous quotes in One Hundred Years of Solitude, including all important speeches, comments, quotations, and monologues.
One Hundred Years of Solitude is a novel, Of course, it is told in a non-linear fashion with every generation having the same few names, as well as the same basic attributes (except for a pair of twins whose names are thought to have been accidentally switched at some point, which is why it's so confusing).
Alongside the story of the. Time, in One Hundred Years of Solitude, is not a single linear progression of unique events; instead, it is an infinite number of progressions happening simultaneously, in which no event can be considered unique because of its ties to both the past and the future, occurring at the same time somewhere else.
In the novel, One Hundred Years of Solitude, both traditional, or linear, narrative time and cyclical narrative time structures work simultaneously to emphasize the .
Before One Hundred Years of Solitude, almost no one had heard of this Colombian author outside of Latin America. In fact, not many people in the Western Hemisphere had . The characters in Hundred Years of Solitude only seem mad when they think they can change their destiny; in a retrospective view, however, many historical personages appear the same way, a view perhaps best summed up in the saying "Nothing really changes.".