One Hundred Years of Solitude

by

Gabriel García Márquez

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One Hundred Years of Solitude Symbols

Names

Gabriel Garcia Márquez shows the way that history is destined to repeat itself over and over by using only a few names to represent seven generations of the Buendía family. Úrsula, the matriarch of…

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Tail of a Pig

Throughout the story, whenever a relative threatens to marry another relative, Úrsula warns them of the genetic defects that could result from incest, specifically a baby being born with the tail of a pig. When…

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