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100 YS Chapter 4

14 Apr

One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez100_9772

Chapter 1

Chapter 2

Chapter 3

Chapter 4

  • Two love-sick girls: Rebecca and Amaranta–both fawning over the piano man.
  • Cupid’s arrow strikes Auerliano. He distracts himself from the preteen Remedios, his obsession, by creating little gold fishes.  This print would be a lovely reward for finishing the novel.
  • Mad with desperation, Rebeca got up in the middle of the night and ate handfuls of earth in the garden with a suicidal drive, weeping with pain and fury, chewing tender earthworms and chipping her teeth on snail shells.
    Mr. Gabriel García Márquez, this passage made me taste dirt.
  • Ursula tries to rescue Rebeca from the “slough of delirium”.  Thanks to Pilgrim’s Progress, I know what a “slough” is.
  • Now it’s Aureliano’s turn to sleep with Pilar. Really?  both brothers?  That’s disturbing.  She also predicts that he would be an excellent soldier.
  • This quote speaks of Melquiades, shortly before his second death: “He soon acquired the forlorn look that one sees in vegetarians.”  chuckle-chuckle.
  • The cloc-cloc-ing bones of Rebeca’s parents are buried.
  • After a visit from Prudencio Aguilar’s ghost, José Arcadio Buendia goes mad, destroys his lab, and must be tried to the trunk of a chestnut tree.  Nice of him to continue the madness theme.

 

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