One Hundred Years of Solitude

by

Gabriel García Márquez

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Pietro Crespi Character Analysis

The Italian pianola expert. Handsome and polite, he is hired to teach Rebeca and Amaranta how to dance, causing both of them to fall in love with him. He chooses Rebeca, but their courtship experiences numerous complications. When Rebeca discards him for the returned José Arcadio (I), he begins to court Amaranta, but she declines his affections, and he kills himself.

Pietro Crespi Quotes in One Hundred Years of Solitude

The One Hundred Years of Solitude quotes below are all either spoken by Pietro Crespi or refer to Pietro Crespi. 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 HarperCollins edition of One Hundred Years of Solitude published in 1970.
Chapter 6  Quotes

“Don’t be simple, Crespi.” She smiled. “I wouldn’t marry you even if I were dead.”

Pietro Crespi lost control of himself. He wept shamelessly, almost breaking his fingers with desperation, but he could not break her down. “Don’t waste your time,” was all that Amaranta said. “If you really love me so much, don’t set foot in this house again.”

Related Characters: Amaranta, Pietro Crespi
Page Number: 109
Explanation and Analysis:
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Pietro Crespi Character Timeline in One Hundred Years of Solitude

The timeline below shows where the character Pietro Crespi appears in One Hundred Years of Solitude. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 4 
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...the newly renovated house, ordering a pianola to provide the music. An Italian expert named Pietro Crespi arrives to set up the instrument and to teach the dances that matched the most... (full context)
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Pietro Crespi returns to repair the pianola and Amaranta and Rebeca assist him. On the last day... (full context)
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...away. Aureliano, pining for Remedios Moscote, begins writing poetry. Rebeca waits for more communication from Pietro Crespi . When the mail delivery mule doesn’t arrive as expected, Rebeca has a tantrum, and... (full context)
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...Pilar Ternera offers to talk to Remedios Moscote for him. Amaranta, too, becomes lovesick over Pietro Crespi , though her love is unreturned. Remedios Moscote accepts the idea of marrying Aureliano. José... (full context)
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...they bury him and have a wake in his honor. Amaranta confesses her love to Pietro Crespi , but he doesn’t return her interest. She promises to stop their wedding and she... (full context)
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Pietro Crespi visits often, bringing along gifts of mechanical toys that distract José Arcadio Buendía from his... (full context)
Chapter 5
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...The only unhappy person at the wedding is Rebeca, who had been set to marry Pietro Crespi on the same day. But just before, Pietro Crespi receives a letter that his mother... (full context)
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Rebeca’s hopes of marriage are revived once Pietro Crespi has returned, but Amaranta suggests that Rebeca wait until the church is built, a process... (full context)
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...the wall with a lamp. Out of guilt, Amaranta adopts Aureliano José as her own. Pietro Crespi visits Rebeca, but she is distraught over another delay of the wedding, and begins eating... (full context)
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...have sex. Three days later they are married, after José Arcadio breaks the news to Pietro Crespi that he will marry Rebeca, despite her being his sister. Father Nicanor reveals that José... (full context)
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Pietro Crespi continues to visit the Buendía house, and he and Amaranta seem to be initiating a... (full context)
Chapter 6 
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Amaranta and Pietro Crespi have deepened their friendship. Bruno Crespi, Pietro’s younger brother, runs the music store, while Pietro... (full context)