One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel García Márquez
- If Col. Aureliano Buendia was on a baseball card, his stats would read: 17 sons by 17 different women; survived 14 attempts on his life, 73 ambushes, and a firing squad.
- Is this the same firing squad from the opening page of the book?
- Col. A.B also had a failed suicide attempt when he shot himself in the chest. The bullet came out without causing any major damage. Great! Now he and Anna Karenina‘s Vronksy can be buddies.
- Col. A.B. leaves Macondo after putting Arcadio in charge.
- Úrsula gets fed up with Arcadio’s cruelty and, using a whip, takes control of the town.
- Amaranta rejects Pietro’s proposal-again. Pietro commits suicide. Why does Amaranta do this? And why does she then self-inflict burns?
- Arcadio tries to sleep with Pilar (his mother). Pilar pays the virgin Santa Sofia to sleep with him instead. They have a daughter.
- The Liberals are being defeated and war comes to Macando. All of Arcadio’s men are killed.
- Arcadio is shot in front of a firing squad. His last instructions are for his wife (did they marry?) in regards to naming their daughter and unborn child.