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One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude

by Gabriel García Márquez

One Hundred Years of Solitude Characters

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José Arcadio Buendía

The patriarch of the Buendía family, José Arcadio begins as an energetic and enterprising visionary who founds the town of Macondo and ends as a madman who has to be tied to a tree. Just like eve...

Úrsula Iguarán

The family matriarch, Úrsula, is a woman of indomitable will and bottomless energy. She heads the family, takes care of the giant house, runs a business, and lives to be over 150 years old. Not ba...

Melquíades

This guy's not a Buendía, so he's a little saner than the rest of the gang. The head of a gypsy caravan that travels through Macondo, Melquíades introduces José Arcadio Buendía to the technolog...

José Arcadio (II)

José Arcadio (II) is just like any normal brother: after running away to join to the circus, he comes back a brooding tattooed giant of a man and marries his adopted sister Rebeca. Naturally.Big M...

Colonel Aureliano Buendía

Talk about a transformation. After a bookish childhood, and a late-life marriage to a young girl who dies mid-pregnancy, Aureliano Buendía becomes involved in Colombian politics, calling himself a...

Pilar Ternera

This lady gets around. A fortune-teller and then a madam in a brothel, Pilar is intimately involved with all of the generations of the Buendía family. She has children with some of them, helps oth...

Amaranta

The youngest daughter of José Arcadio Buendía and Úrsula, Amaranta suffers a disappointment in love that creates a lifelong rivalry with her adopted sister Rebeca and turns her into a bitter, lo...

Rebeca

Yet another case of almost-incest: an orphan adopted by José Arcadio Buendía and Úrsula at age twelve, Rebeca grows up to marry her adoptive brother José Arcadio (II) and become a pariah in Mac...

Remedios Moscote

This one's a little creepy. The nine-year-old daughter of Macondo's Conservative mayor, Remedios becomes the wife of forty-something Aureliano Buendía before he starts calling himself Colonel. She...

Arcadio

A boy who grows up never knowing that his real parents are Pilar Ternera and José Arcadio (II), Arcadio is put in charge of Macondo by Colonel Aureliano Buendía… and promptly begins to abuse hi...

Aureliano Segundo

The fatter and lazier of Arcadio's twin boys, Aureliano Segundo spends his life shuttling between his wife, Fernanda del Carpio, and his mistress, Petra Cotes. Leading a Double LifeWe can explore a...

José Arcadio Segundo

A solitary man, José Arcadio Segundo is traumatized when he lives through the banana company's massacre of 3,000 workers. He spends the rest of his life trying to convince Macondoans that this eve...

Remedios the Beauty

The most beautiful woman ever seen in Macondo, Remedios the Beauty is not entirely in her right mind. She is so ethereal and not of this world that eventually she simply floats up to heaven in fron...

Petra Cotes

Petra is a half-native local woman who becomes Aureliano Segundo's concubine. She seems content to share him with his wife, Fernanda, whom she initially loathes and then eventually comes to love an...

Fernanda del Carpio

A woman raised with the idea that she is heir to the crown of a Latin American kingdom, Fernanda lives her life in endless disappointment and super-strict observance of a very harsh Christianity th...

Meme & Amaranta Úrsula

Ah, sisters. The daughter of Aureliano Segundo and Fernanda del Carpio, Meme grows up a happy and vivacious girl with fairly modern ideas about life and love. But after her boyfriend is shot on her...

Pietro Crespi

A super-shy pianola technician, Pietro becomes the center of a love triangle and lifelong feud between Rebeca and Amaranta. After losing them both, he kills himself.Are We in the Right Book?Doesn't...

Mr. Herbert and Mr. Brown

Representatives of the banana company that briefly takes over Macondo, these men head up the company's plunder, exploitation, and eventual massacre of 3,000 workers.It's interesting that we are int...

Mauricio Babilonia

A really hot but poor and outspoken mechanic for the banana company, Mauricio dates Meme until they are discovered by her mother, who arranges for him to be shot as a thief.With his free-thinking a...

Gastón

A wealthy Belgian dude who marries Amaranta Úrsula in Europe, Gastón comes back to Macondo with her for a short visit. When he realizes that she will never want to leave, and that she's all about...
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