Dr. Juvenal Urbino’s lover is a biracial American woman, a Doctor in Theology, whose father and former husband were Protestant reverends. After seeing Miss Barbara Lynch in the hospital, Dr. Urbino falls madly in love with her and begins an extramarital affair with her. However, he spends little time in her house in order to keep suspicions from arising, and seems more focused on relieving his sexual desire than on paying attention to her feelings and pleasure. Dr. Urbino’s adultery with Miss Barbara Lynch reveals to him that he is not immune to immorality or romantic passion but, rather, that he can feel for other women a deeply intense love he has never experienced with his wife Fermina Daza. It also exposes Fermina Daza’s racism, since she never suspected her husband could be attracted to a non-white woman.
Miss Barbara Lynch Character Timeline in Love in the Time of Cholera
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...everything to Fermina on the afternoon she mentioned his infidelity. He decided never to see Miss Lynch again, although he sent her a tiara. He suffered in silence and told his confessor... (full context)