Thursday, August 22, 2013

Throughout One Hundred Years of Solitude, we see much of the Buendia family’s traditions and fears contrast much of society's fears and traditions. Instead of moving out after marriage, the Buendias extend their house to include the growing family. Ursula struggles to accept any of her family member’s departure. Most of the Buendias are afraid of leaving Macondo and would prefer isolating themselves inside the comfort of the original home. One of my biggest fears, and most of society’s, is never moving out of my parents house. For us, it is traditional to move out and start our own families in our own house. The Buendias continue to live together throughout generations. As the family grows the house grows, which contributes to their inevitable isolation. 

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