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One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude

by Gabriel García Márquez

Mauricio Babilonia

Character Analysis

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 attitude about class issues (he isn't at all intimidated by the fact that Meme comes from a much higher-status family), Mauricio is a pretty good representative of the Marxist/socialist philosophy that was gaining traction in Latin America in the early twentieth century. He is pulling Meme hard into the present and the future.

But cultural conservatism and reactionism are hard to overcome, and eventually Mauricio is swept away by the force of nature and voice of the old way that is Meme's mother, Fernanda.

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