The adopted daughter of José Arcadio Buendía and Úrsula. She wandered to the town from Manaure and she is believed to be the second cousin of Úrsula. She marries José Arcadio (I) against the wishes of her adopted family. After José Arcadio dies, she remains sequestered in her home, slowly forgotten by the town.
Rebeca Character Timeline in One Hundred Years of Solitude
The timeline below shows where the character Rebeca appears in One Hundred Years of Solitude. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
...sense someone is coming though he doesn’t know who. That Sunday, an eleven-year-old orphan named Rebeca appears with a letter for José Arcadio Buendía and a bag of her parents’ bones.... (full context)
...expands her business to include breads, puddings and other baked goods. She sees Amaranta and Rebeca in the courtyard and realizes they have become young women. She realizes that soon her... (full context)
...her a fish and she runs 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... (full context)
...is unreturned. Remedios Moscote accepts the idea of marrying Aureliano. José Arcadio Buendía agrees to Rebeca marrying Pietro Crespi, but Amaranta swears to herself she will stop the wedding at all... (full context)
...from his grief. Aureliano Buendía dedicates himself to teaching Remedios Moscote to read and write. Rebeca lives in fear of her sister’s threats to stop the wedding. She goes to Pilar... (full context)
...twins inside of her. At this news, Amaranta thinks better of her plan to poison Rebeca, feeling responsible for Remedios Moscote’s death. Remedios Moscote had been a joyful presence in the... (full context)
...Aureliano Buendía return in February, Aureliano Triste recruits them to help repair the outside of Rebeca’s house. She tries to pay them with coins that are no longer in circulation. On... (full context)
...and she pities these two children of whom she has been harshly judgmental. She remembers Rebeca and regrets their estrangement, recognizing that Rebeca is the best representative of the courage she... (full context)