Love in the Time of Cholera

by

Gabriel García Márquez

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Dr. Marco Aurelio Urbino Daza Character Analysis

Fermina Daza and Dr. Juvenal Urbino’s son, who has not inherited his parents’ charisma and talent, is shy and seemingly unhappy. Instead of using modern medical ideas for the common good, like his father, he develops a theory about ostracizing old people from society. Although he justifies this scheme by saying that people should be spared the terror of growing old, such ideas highlight his callousness as well as his utter lack of compassion or intelligence, since he does not understand that his interlocutor, Florentino Ariza (who is already over 70), might be offended by these ideas. Dr. Urbino also proves socially conservative in considering that old people should not take part in romantic affairs, as his mother does with Florentino.
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Dr. Marco Aurelio Urbino Daza Character Timeline in Love in the Time of Cholera

The timeline below shows where the character Dr. Marco Aurelio Urbino Daza appears in Love in the Time of Cholera. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 1
Illness, Mortality, and Hope Theme Icon
After the speeches have been made and everyone has eaten, Dr. Urbino Daza , Fermina and Juvenal’s son, finally arrives, saying that he was told his house was... (full context)
Chapter 4
Love Theme Icon
...to a new house in La Manga and leave their previous difficulties behind. Fermina’s son, Marco Aurelio , is studying at the Medical School, and her daughter, Ofelia, looks a lot like... (full context)
Chapter 6
Love Theme Icon
...possible, Fermina concludes that this must have been a miracle of love. Soon, Fermina’s son Dr. Urbino Daza and his wife join Florentino’s visits, and they all play games together. (full context)
Love Theme Icon
Illness, Mortality, and Hope Theme Icon
Moral Corruption and Cynicism Theme Icon
Dr. Urbino Daza invites Florentino to have lunch with him. During this lunch, he details his theory that... (full context)
Social Norms vs. Personal Fulfillment Theme Icon
Illness, Mortality, and Hope Theme Icon
Dr. Urbino Daza and his wife accompany Fermina and Florentino to the ship. However, when Florentino announces that... (full context)