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One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude

by

Gabriel García Márquez

Guide Mentor

Character Role Analysis

Melquíades

This is the one role that's clearly cast in this novel. What else is Melquíades if not a teacher to each successive generation of Buendía men? When he's alive, he brings them technology; after he dies, he teaches many of them to read and write. His writings even turn out to be a long prophesy/history of the Buendías, containing all the wisdom he didn't have time to impart.


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