One Hundred Years of Solitude

by

Gabriel García Márquez

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Remedios Moscote Character Analysis

The youngest daughter of Don Apolinar Moscote, the mayor of Macondo. Colonel Aureliano Buendía falls in love with her when she is only nine years old, and so he must wait until she has had her period to marry her. She accepts his son with Pilar Ternera (Aureliano José) as her own son, and is a positive presence in the lives of the Buendías. She dies suddenly, perhaps from a miscarriage, while carrying twins. A daguerreotype of her hangs beside a lit lamp in the Buendía home until the end of the book.

Remedios Moscote Quotes in One Hundred Years of Solitude

The One Hundred Years of Solitude quotes below are all either spoken by Remedios Moscote or refer to Remedios Moscote. 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 4  Quotes

“Love is a disease,” he thundered. “With so many pretty and decent girls around, the only thing that occurs to you is to get married to the daughter of our enemy.”

Page Number: 68
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Remedios Moscote Character Timeline in One Hundred Years of Solitude

The timeline below shows where the character Remedios Moscote appears in One Hundred Years of Solitude. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Chapter 3 
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...office. Two of his daughters are there with him, one being a pretty nine-year-old named Remedios. José Arcadio Buendía tells him that he can stay under two conditions: that everyone can... (full context)
Chapter 4 
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One day, while making little gold fish in the workshop, Aureliano Buendía hears Remedios’s voice outside and invites her in. He gives her a fish and she runs away.... (full context)
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...the company of Pilar Ternera. They have sex, but Pilar Ternera offers to talk to Remedios Moscote for him. Amaranta, too, becomes lovesick over Pietro Crespi, though her love is unreturned.... (full context)
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José Arcadio Buendía goes to ask for the hand of Remedios Moscote. The Moscotes believe he must be confused about which daughter his son wants to... (full context)
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...toys that distract José Arcadio Buendía 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... (full context)
Chapter 5
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When Remedios Moscote gets her menstrual period, she and Aureliano Buendía are married by Father Nicanor Reyna... (full context)
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Remedios Moscote wakes in the middle of the night, soon after, and dies, perhaps of a... (full context)
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...but Aureliano Buendía agrees it is not the time for a wedding. The death of Remedios Moscote has caused him to be angry and solitary instead of sad. Don Apolinar Moscote... (full context)
Chapter 7
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...Piedad and her daughter and twin sons, born several months before. The girl’s name is Remedios, and the boys are named José Arcadio Segundo and Aureliano Segundo. (full context)
Chapter 8 
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...rebuilt school. Aureliano Segundo and José Arcadio Segundo are among the first students. The young Remedios is given the name Remedios the Beauty. Úrsula fails to grow old, growing her business... (full context)
Chapter 9 
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José Arcadio Segundo and Aureliano Segundo operate as mirrors of each other. Remedios the Beauty wanders the house naked. Colonel Aureliano Buendía looks at his mother, and all... (full context)
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...Úrsula puts the guards to work helping around the house, and one, driven crazy by Remedios the Beauty’s lack of interest, kills himself in her honor. (full context)
Chapter 19
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...rid of many of the old family relics, with the exception of the daguerreotype of Remedios on the wall. She is vibrant and beautiful and social compared to the solitary young... (full context)