One Hundred Years of Solitude

One Hundred Years of Solitude

by

Gabriel García Márquez

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Amaranta Úrsula Character Analysis

Daughter of Fernanda del Carpio and Aureliano Segundo. She and Aureliano are best friends as children, and she does not know that his mother is her sister because Fernanda del Carpio has kept it a secret. She is sent to Europe for school, but she falls in love there and returns married to Gastón. When she has an affair with Aureliano, Gastón leaves her. She dies after giving birth to the final Aureliano.

Amaranta Úrsula Quotes in One Hundred Years of Solitude

The One Hundred Years of Solitude quotes below are all either spoken by Amaranta Úrsula or refer to Amaranta Úrsula. 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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Chapter 16  Quotes

Úrsula was their most amusing plaything. They looked upon her as a big, broken-down doll that they carried back and forth from one corner to another wrapped in colored cloth and with her face painted with soot and annatto, and once they were on the point of plucking out her eyes with the pruning shears as they had done with the frogs. Nothing gave them as much excitement as the wanderings of her mind. Something, indeed, must have happened to her mind during the third year of the rain, for she was gradually losing her sense of reality and confusing present time with remote periods in her life to the point where, on one occasion, she spent three days weeping deeply over the death of Petronila Iguarán, her great-grandmother, buried for over a century.

Related Characters: Úrsula Iguarán , Amaranta Úrsula, Aureliano
Page Number: 327
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Amaranta Úrsula Quotes in One Hundred Years of Solitude

The One Hundred Years of Solitude quotes below are all either spoken by Amaranta Úrsula or refer to Amaranta Úrsula. 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:
The Circularity of Time Theme Icon
).
Chapter 16  Quotes

Úrsula was their most amusing plaything. They looked upon her as a big, broken-down doll that they carried back and forth from one corner to another wrapped in colored cloth and with her face painted with soot and annatto, and once they were on the point of plucking out her eyes with the pruning shears as they had done with the frogs. Nothing gave them as much excitement as the wanderings of her mind. Something, indeed, must have happened to her mind during the third year of the rain, for she was gradually losing her sense of reality and confusing present time with remote periods in her life to the point where, on one occasion, she spent three days weeping deeply over the death of Petronila Iguarán, her great-grandmother, buried for over a century.

Related Characters: Úrsula Iguarán , Amaranta Úrsula, Aureliano
Page Number: 327
Explanation and Analysis: