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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 Rebeca kill José Arcadio in One Hundred Years of Solitude?

In One Hundred Years of Solitude, it is apparent that Rebeca kills José Arcadio, her husband. What mythology or post-colonial meaning does this event hold generally? How do you understand it ...
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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 ...
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