Fermina Daza’s father is a tyrannical figure. After the death of his wife and the success of his business, he leaves Spain to live a comfortable life in the new continent. His economic status and ambition cause him to want his daughter to become an upper-class lady at all costs, even if this causes her unhappiness. As a result, he opposes Fermina’s marriage to lower-class suitor Florentino Ariza and takes her on a trip throughout the countryside in attempts to make her forget about him. In the same vein, he later supports her marriage to Dr. Juvenal Urbino. Lorenzo is also a deeply immoral person. Although his mule-trading business is regarded with suspicion, this is actually the only legitimate activity he takes part in. By contrast, news articles later report the extent of his illegal activities, from arms trafficking to the trafficking of Chinese immigrants. This causes deep humiliation for Fermina and forces Lorenzo to flee the country for Spain, where he ultimately dies.
Lorenzo Daza Character Timeline in Love in the Time of Cholera
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...before examining her. However, both Fermina and Dr. Urbino are distraught by the presence of Lorenzo Daza in the room. Though overcome by emotion, Dr. Urbino examines Fermina’s body in the... (full context)
...visits from then on as an admission of guilt. Simultaneously, a newspaper publishes information about Lorenzo Daza’s business, proving that he had falsified money and participated in arms trafficking during the... (full context)