100YS Chapter 11

25 Apr

One Hundred Years of SolitudeSolitude

Chapters 1-10

Chapter 11

  • Fernanda, the refined young lady, is raised to be queen.
  • I can’t even talk about her nightgown.
  • Fernanda’s father mails her Christmas gifts.  The final gift is his own corpse.
  • The President of the Republic wants to give Col. Aureliano the Order of Merit.  He wants to part of it or the Jubilee celebration.
  • Col. A.B.’s seventeen sons come for the Jubilee.  Aureliano Segundo likes his wild cousins and much partying commences.
  • What does wild partying get you?  An indelible Ash Wednesday Cross on your forehead.  Now there’s a constant reminder that “Dust you are and to dust you will return.”  All but two of the brothers leave Mocando.
  • Surprisingly, after years of isolation Rebeca’s still alive.  Rebeca “… had needed many years of suffering and misery in order to attain the privileges of solitude…”  privileges of solitude?  Hmmmm  I’ll have to ponder that.



Posted by on April 25, 2014 in One Hundred Years of Solitude


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6 responses to “100YS Chapter 11

  1. Ruth @ A Great Book Study

    April 25, 2014 at 7:47 pm

    I totally appreciate your notes (such as the nightgown remark). If I would have read only your notes instead of the novel, it would have been well worth it.

    • Christine

      April 29, 2014 at 7:46 pm

      Awww… Thanks.


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