Love in the Time of Cholera

by

Gabriel García Márquez

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A black woman from the old slave quarters who works as a servant in Lorenzo Daza’s house. She takes meticulous care of the house and Fermina develops love for her since Gala has replaced Fermina’s mother-figure Escolástica. Gala Placidia, in turn, develops mother-like feelings for Fermina. She dies while in Fermina’s service.
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Gala Placidia Character Timeline in Love in the Time of Cholera

The timeline below shows where the character Gala Placidia appears in Love in the Time of Cholera. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 2
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Social Norms vs. Personal Fulfillment Theme Icon
The next day, Fermina goes to the market with Gala Placidia , their black servant from the old slave quarters. Florentino is amazed to see her... (full context)