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In 100 Years of Solitude, it is apparent that Rebecca kills Jose Arcadio, her husband. What mythology or post-colonial meaning does this event hold generally? How do you understand it emotionally, spiritually, or from Rebecca's life particularly?

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Rebecca buries herself alive afterward, becoming a complete recluse. Jose Arcadio has "bitten the hand that fed him," undermining the work of the city's founder by taking their property and overtaxing them. They are both victims of the polarized horrors of corrupt government and war.

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    How does this answer the question of "What meaning does this event hold", and could yuo expand your answer with more explanation?
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