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Davis ShultsEnglish IIIPostmodernism Love in the Time of CholeraLove in the time of Postmodernism: Postmodernisms effect on love inLove in the time of Cholera Love in the time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquezis seen by many as an enduring love story.The main characters, Florentino and Fermina fall in love early in their lives. Florentino watches Fermina from a distance until he finally works up courage enough to speak toher. She doesn’t immediately reply, but she becomes curious and finally replies to the letter he had given her. After this, their secret relationship blossoms and with Fermina's Aunt, Escolástica,as the middle person; Fermina and Florentino exchange several love letters. As they continued to speak with one another, Fermina gains a stronger connection to Florentino and falls in love. When Fermina's father, Lorenzo Daza, discovers her relationship, he orders the charade to end. She refuses, so Daza and Fermina move in with his deceased wife's family in another city. Regardless of the distance, Fermina and Florentino continue to communicate via telegraph. When she returns, Fermina sees that her relationship with Florentino was a childish dream and the two are strangers. She finds that her love for him was mainly based off the desire to rebel against her father, so she breaks off her engagement to Florentino and returns all of his letters. Fermina then meets a young and accomplished doctor who despite her disapproval at first, is persuaded by her father and by the security and wealth Doctor Urbino has to offers. Fermina decides to marry him. Urbino is a medical doctor devoted to the eradication of cholera, he is wellknown and of high social standing. He is very rational and organizes his life in a series of steps
which he follows every day, he is very much a simple man and does not question the way the world works. Urbino and Fermina stay happily married for many years and experience happy years as well as unhappy ones. Meanwhile, Florentino swore to stay faithful and wait for her, but