Love in the Time of Cholera

by

Gabriel García Márquez

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Fermina Daza’s aunt serves as a mother figure in Fermina’s life. She raises the young girl as a child. A quiet, reserved woman who has taken religious vows, Escolástica nevertheless proves supportive of Fermina’s youthful adventure with Florentino Ariza, since Escolástica regrets having lost a youthful love of her own. Despite Escolástica’s important role in Fermina’s life, Lorenzo Daza cruelly sends her back to Spain as soon as he realizes that she was aware of Fermina’s exchange of letters with Florentino. This causes Fermina intense grief. Escolástica ultimately ends up in a leprosarium in Spain.
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Escolástica Daza Character Timeline in Love in the Time of Cholera

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Chapter 2
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...Spain after the death of his wife with his only daughter and his unmarried sister, Escolástica, a 40-year-old woman who took religious vows. Lorenzo’s daughter, Fermina, studied at an expensive religious... (full context)
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...Fermina’s aunt first. In the meantime, both Fermina and her aunt have noticed her suitor. Escolástica, who has raised Fermina like a mother would, tells Fermina that she should expect a... (full context)
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After a month of waiting, Florentino finally talks to Escolástica, asking her to allow him to see Fermina alone. Impressed by Florentino’s determination, Escolástica believes... (full context)
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Aware of Lorenzo Daza’s domineering attitude, Escolástica allows Fermina to communicate secretly with Florentino. The young lovers hide letters in secret spots.... (full context)
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...correspondence, Florentino finally proposes to Fermina. After taking a few months to answer, she follows Escolástica’s advice and says yes, adding that she will marry him if he promises not to... (full context)
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As punishment, Lorenzo sent his sister Escolástica back to Spain. Many years later, Fermina discovered that her aunt had died in a... (full context)
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...ease with which she walks among so many people, which she used to do with Escolástica when they went to the market. She ignores snake charmers and beggars but enters all... (full context)