Sunday, December 15, 2013

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Their are so many Buendias in One Hundred Years of Solitude. Jose Arcadio Buendia is the founder of Macondo. He finds interest in the sciences as opposed to the magical objects the gypsies bring to Macondo. He also tries to find a path from Macondo to the outside world. Jose's wife, Ursula, lives the longest in the novel. In fact, she all three of her children die before she dies. Ursula somewhat understands the cyclical nature of time, a main theme in this novel. Colonel Aureliano Buendia leads the liberals into battle against he conservatives. After the war, he spends much of his time making little gold fish. Aureliano (II) Buendia is isolated his whole life, so he spends his time trying to translate Melquiades' scripts. At the end of the novel he eventually succeeds in translating the scripts only to find out that the entire village of Macondo is about to be destroyed by a tornado.

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