When I was on Instagram last night, I came across this picture of a man who lived in the middle of a mountain range. His wife had recently died because of their isolated location from society and far proximity from a hospital. The man, as shown below, cut through the mountain range with hard work and lots of time so that no one else would die in his village because of their location. This reminds me of Jose Arcadio Buendia doing whatever it takes to provide for his family in Macondo. JAB settled in Macondo because it was best for his family, and I know that he would have done the same thing that this man did to better provide for his family. The isolated location of this man's village also reminds me of Macondo itself. It is also important to note that this man is probably very dedicated to medical research, like JAB was dedicated to new inventions, because his wife had died due to the lack of medical help available to her. This man was truly dedicated to his people's wellbeing, just as the Buendias were in Macondo.