Study Guide

Love in the Time of Cholera Characters

By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Florentino Ariza

For the protagonist of a romance, Florentino is kind of a weird dude. Sure, he's got his share...

Fermina Daza

Are you tired of reading romances where the heroine is always perfect? Oh sure, Bella in...

Dr. Juvenal Urbino

Dr. Urbino is the perfect image of the modern man. He's got a first-rate education in medicine,...

Aunt Escolástica

Aunt Escolástica is Fermina's aunt and Lorenzo's sister. She spends her forties looking...

América Vicuña

América Vicuña enters the custody of Florentino Ariza, her elderly relative, at the...

Leona Cassiani

Leona is a highly significant character in Florentino Ariza's life.  The two of them are...

Hildebranda Sánchez

Hildebranda Sánchez is, for most of the novel, Fermina Daza's only friend. She's also her...

Tránsito Ariza

Tránsito Ariza is Florentino's mother, a hardworking and practical lady who makes good...