So, about halfway through the book, Macabéa finds a boyfriend. But don't get too excited, because that relationship is mostly about how they don't connect with each other. Even when Olímpico and Glória get together, their relationship isn't love; it's just sex and social advancement. Yeah, The Hour of the Star isn't a very cheerful book. But is there anything good that comes out of isolation? After all, the narrator says that he believes truth comes in solitude. Still, we can't help wishing that poor Macabéa had managed to make even one friend.
In a book full of isolated characters, the narrator is the most isolated of all.
Macabéa's life and death prove the universal truth that we are all alone.