Love in the Time of Cholera


Gabriel García Márquez

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Dr. Juvenal Urbino’s mother is a bitter, aristocratic lady who criticizes many of Fermina Daza’s actions, thus making the home a deeply unpleasant environment. She also forces Fermina to eat eggplant even though Fermina hates it. Both Dr. Urbino and Fermina are relieved to hear about her death, and immediately move their home from the aristocratic palace where Doña Blanca lived to a nouveaux riches house.
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Doña Blanca Character Timeline in Love in the Time of Cholera

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Chapter 4
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...the next six years, she feels like a prisoner in a strange house. Fermina’s mother-in-law, Doña Blanca , a mean, bitter woman who lives with them, makes her feel inadequate by criticizing... (full context)
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...a lot like her. The couple return from two years in Paris after hearing of Doña Blanca ’s death, and Fermina is once again pregnant. Dr. Urbino sells the old palace they... (full context)