Love in the Time of Cholera


Gabriel García Márquez

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Ofelia Urbino Daza Character Analysis

Like her brother Dr. Marco Aurelio Urbino Daza, Ofelia opposes her mother Fermina Daza’s desire to spend time with Florentino and develop a romantic relationship with him after her father Dr. Juvenal Urbino’s death, because of their old age. Fermina condemns her for this attitude and kicks her out of the house.

Ofelia Urbino Daza Quotes in Love in the Time of Cholera

The Love in the Time of Cholera quotes below are all either spoken by Ofelia Urbino Daza or refer to Ofelia Urbino Daza. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Vintage edition of Love in the Time of Cholera published in 2007.
Chapter 6 Quotes

“A century ago, life screwed that poor man and me because we were too young, and now they want to do the same thing because we are too old.” She lit a cigarette with the end of the one she was smoking, and then she gave vent to all the poison that was gnawing at her insides.

“They can all go to hell,” she said. “If we widows have any advantage, it is that there is no one left to give us orders.”

Related Characters: Fermina Daza (speaker), Florentino Ariza, Ofelia Urbino Daza
Page Number: 323-324
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Ofelia Urbino Daza Character Timeline in Love in the Time of Cholera

The timeline below shows where the character Ofelia Urbino Daza appears in Love in the Time of Cholera. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4
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...difficulties behind. Fermina’s son, Marco Aurelio, is studying at the Medical School, and her daughter, Ofelia, looks a lot like her. The couple return from two years in Paris after hearing... (full context)
Chapter 6
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Fermina’s daughter Ofelia finds the relationship between Fermina and Florentino utterly revolting. When she tells her mother this,... (full context)