Love in the Time of Cholera | Study Guide

Gabriel García Márquez

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love-in-the-time-of-cholera-gabriel-garcia-marquez_TEST3m nothing but a poor lover.Florentino Ariza, Chapter 2Sources: Ann Arbor District Library, CBS News, Encyclopaedia Britannica, The Huffington Post, Introduction to Love in the Time of Cholera by Nicholas Shakespeare, Living to Tell the Tale by Gabriel García Márquez, New York Times, The Paris ReviewCopyright © 2016 Course Hero, Inc.In an unnamed Caribbean port city in South America, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall in love, but Ferminas feelings change over time. Marrying Dr. Juvenal Urbino, Fermina moves on with her life, but Florentino maintains a constant, unrequited love for more than a half century. The two former lovers get a second chance when Dr. Urbino dies.A Love ThatWithstands theTest of TimeMAIN CHARACTERSTránsito ArizaFlorentinos interested but forgetful mother; gives love adviceFlorentino ArizaSolemn bachelor; pursues Fermina for decadesDr. UrbinoRespected, traditional doctorLorenzo DazaFerminas rich father; opposes her relationship with FlorentinoEscolástica DazaFerminas banished aunt and accompliceFermina DazaFlorentines love; later Dr. Urbinos sophisticated widowThemesSociety vs. PassionFermina struggles with her intense feelings for Florentino and her fathers expectations of her.PlagueLike the cholera that ravages peoples lives, love is a plague that causes Florentino trouble. Aging & TimeBeginning with a suicide to escape old age, the novel meditates on the narrative and life of love.Letters & TelegramsRepresent secret identities,pasts, and connectionsDisastersRepresent unseen obstacles to a happy lifeBirdsSymbolize temptation or danger as they draw people into compromising situationsSymbolsLove in the Time of Choleraby the NumbersGenerations that inspired the love storyFull-length novels García rquez wrote beforeLove in the Time of Cholera3Length of time Florentino waits for Fermina >53 years3Love affairs Florentino engages in, despite his love for Fermina>622After decades of being inspired by his parents’ love story, García Márquez wrote the romantic Love in the Time of Cholera. García Márquez called it his best novel, and critics have praised the novels characters, rich writing, and romanticism—facets that have made the book popular with millions.GABRIEL GARCÍA MÁRQUEZ1927–2014AuthorGabriel García Márquez1985SpanishNovel AuthorYear PublishedOriginal LanguageRomanceLove in the Time of Cholera

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