Questions tagged [one-hundred-years-of-solitude]

Questions about the novel 'Cien años de soledad' (1967, 'One Hundred Years of Solitude') by the Colombian author Gabriel García Márquez. Use this tag with [gabriel-garcia-marquez] and [spanish-literature].

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Why does Rebecca kill Jose Arcadio in 100 Years of Solitude?

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, ...
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"Cease, cows, life is short" - what does it mean?

"Cease, cows, life is short" is a quote from One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez. It is a phrase that Aureliano Segundo says in Chapter 17, and is later written on his ...
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Why is Macondo a city of mirages?

In the conclusion of One Hundred Years of Solitude: [I]t was foreseen that the city of mirrors (or mirages) would be wiped out by the wind ... We know why Macondo is a city of mirrors: José ...