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: 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.”
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.
...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)
...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)
...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)
...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)