“One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Garcia Marquez in Brief Contents

The founders of the genus Buendía José Arcadio and Ursula were cousins ​​and sisters. Parents were afraid that they would give birth to a child with a pig’s tail. Ursula knows about the danger of incestuous marriage, and José Arcadio does not want to take into account such nonsense. Throughout one and a half years of marriage, Ursula manages to preserve the innocence, the nights of the newlyweds are filled with a tormenting and brutal struggle, substituting for amorous pleasures. During cockfights, the rooster Jose Arkadio defeated the rooster Prudencio Aguilar, and he, annoyed, mocks his rival, questioning his masculine dignity, since Ursula is still a virgin. Indignant Jose Arkadio goes home behind a spear and kills Prudencio, and then, shaking the same spear, makes Ursula fulfill her conjugal duties. But from now on there is no rest for them from the bloody ghost of Aguilar. Deciding to move to a new residence, José Arcadio, as if making a sacrifice, kills all his cocks, burying a spear in the yard and leaving the village with his wife and villagers. Twenty-two brave men overcome the unapproachable mountain range in search of the sea and after two years of fruitless wandering they founded the village of Macondo on the bank of the river – then José Arcadio had a dream in his dream. And on the big clearing grow two dozen huts of clay and bamboo. Twenty-two brave men overcome the unapproachable mountain range in search of the sea and after two years of fruitless wandering they founded the village of Macondo on the bank of the river – then José Arcadio had a dream in his dream. And on the big clearing grow two dozen huts of clay and bamboo. Twenty-two brave men overcome the unapproachable mountain range in search of the sea and after two years of fruitless wandering they founded the village of Macondo on the bank of the river – then José Arcadio had a dream in his dream. And on the big clearing grow two dozen huts of clay and bamboo.

Jose Arcadio burns a passion for knowledge of the world – most of all he is attracted to various wonderful things that are delivered to the village once a year by gypsies: magnet bars, magnifying glass, navigation instruments; from their leader Melkiaes, he learns the secrets of alchemy, exhausts himself with long vigils and the feverish work of an inflamed imagination. Having lost interest in another crazy venture, he returns to a measured working life, along with his neighbors, settles down the village, delimits the land, paves the roads. Life in Macondo is patriarchal, respectable, happy, there is not even a cemetery here, as no one dies. Ursula starts a lucrative production of animals and birds from candy. But with the appearance in the house of Buendia, unknown from where Rebeci came, who becomes his adopted daughter, the epidemic of insomnia begins in Macondo. Residents of the settlement diligently rework all their affairs and begin to suffer with painful idleness. And then another attack comes upon Macondo – an epidemic of forgetfulness. Everyone lives in the constantly escaping reality, forgetting the names of objects. They decide to hang signs on them, but they are afraid that after a while they will not be able to remember the purpose of the objects.

Jose Arcadio intended to build a memory machine, but the wandering gypsy, a wizard scientist named Melchiades with his healing potion, was rescued. According to his prophecy, Macondo will disappear from the face of the earth, and in its place will grow a sparkling city with large houses of transparent glass, but there will be no trace of the genus Buendia in it. Jose Arcadio does not want to believe this: Buendia will always be. Melquiades introduces Jose Arcadio with another wonderful invention, which is destined to play a fatal role in his fate. The most daring venture of José Arcadio is to use a daguerreotype to capture the god to scientifically prove the existence of the Almighty or to refute it. Eventually Buendia goes mad and ends his days chained to a big chestnut in the courtyard of his house.

In the first born, José Arcadio, named the same as his father, embodied his aggressive sexuality. He wastes his life on countless adventures. The second son – Aureliano, scattered and listless, mastering jewelry. In the meantime, the village grows, turning into a provincial town, acquires a coradidor, a priest, a Katarino institution-the first breach in the wall of the “goodwill” of the makondists. Imagination of Aureliano is amazing beauty of the daughter of the Coroner Remedios. And Rebecca and the other daughter of Ursula Amaranth fall in love with the Italian, master of pianos Pietro Crespi. There are stormy quarrels, jealousy, but in the end Rebeka prefers the “superman” Jose Arcadio, who, ironically, is overtaken by a quiet family life under the heel of his wife and a bullet released by an unknown person, most likely by the same wife. Rebeka decided on seclusion, burying herself alive in the house. Out of cowardice, selfishness and fear, Amaranth refuses to love, in the declining years, it is accepted to weave a shroud and is extinguished, ending it. When Remedios dies from childbirth, Aureliano, depressed by deceived hopes, is in a passive, dreary state. However, the cynical fraud of the father-in-law coradhidor with ballot papers during elections and the arbitrariness of the military in his hometown force him to leave the war on the side of the liberals, although politics seems to him to be something abstract. The war forges its character, but devastates the soul, because, in essence, the struggle for national interests has long turned into a struggle for power. in the declining years, it is accepted to weave a shroud and is extinguished, having finished it. When Remedios dies from childbirth, Aureliano, depressed by deceived hopes, is in a passive, dreary state. However, the cynical fraud of the father-in-law coradhidor with ballot papers during elections and the arbitrariness of the military in his hometown force him to leave the war on the side of the liberals, although politics seems to him to be something abstract. The war forges its character, but devastates the soul, because, in essence, the...struggle for national interests has long turned into a struggle for power. in the declining years, it is accepted to weave a shroud and is extinguished, having finished it. When Remedios dies from childbirth, Aureliano, depressed by deceived hopes, is in a passive, dreary state. However, the cynical fraud of the father-in-law coradhidor with ballot papers during elections and the arbitrariness of the military in his hometown force him to leave the war on the side of the liberals, although politics seems to him to be something abstract. The war forges its character, but devastates the soul, because, in essence, the struggle for national interests has long turned into a struggle for power. However, the cynical fraud of the father-in-law coradhidor with ballot papers during elections and the arbitrariness of the military in his hometown force him to leave the war on the side of the liberals, although politics seems to him to be something abstract. The war forges its character, but devastates the soul, because, in essence, the struggle for national interests has long turned into a struggle for power. However, the cynical fraud of the father-in-law coradhidor with ballot papers during elections and the arbitrariness of the military in his hometown force him to leave the war on the side of the liberals, although politics seems to him to be something abstract. The war forges its character, but devastates the soul, because, in essence, the struggle for national interests has long turned into a struggle for power.

The grandson of Ursula Arkadio, a schoolteacher appointed during the war by the civil and military ruler of Macondo, behaves like an autocratic landlord, becoming a tyrant on a local scale, and with another change of power in the town, he is shot by conservatives.

Aureliano Buendia becomes supreme commander of the revolutionary forces, but gradually realizes that he is fighting only out of pride, and decides to end the war in order to liberate himself. On the day of signing the truce, he tries to commit suicide, but unsuccessfully. Then he returns to the family home, renounces a life pension and lives apart from the family and, having become isolated in proud solitude, is engaged in the manufacture of goldfish with emerald eyes.

In Macondo, civilization comes: railway, electricity, cinema, telephone, and at the same time an avalanche of aliens, establishing a banana company on these fertile lands. And now the paradise has no time been turned into a hot place, something in between a fair, a doss house and a public house. Seeing the pernicious changes, Colonel Aureliano Buendia, for many years deliberately disconnected from the surrounding reality, feels the fierce rage and regret that he did not bring the war to a decisive end. His seventeen sons of seventeen different women, the eldest of whom were under thirty-five, were killed on the same day. Doomed to remain in the wilderness of solitude, he dies at the house of the old mighty chestnut growing in the courtyard.

Ursula with anxiety watching the extravagance of descendants, War, fighting cocks, bad women and delusions – these are the four disasters that caused the decline of the Buendia family, she says and laments: the great-grandchildren of Aureliano II and José Arcadio II collected all the family vices without inheriting any family virtues. The beauty of the great-granddaughter Remedios Perfect spreads around the pernicious trend of death, but here the girl, strange, alien to any conventions, incapable of love and not knowing this feeling, obeying free attraction, rises on freshly washed and hung for drying sheets caught in the wind. The dashing reveler Aureliano The second marries the aristocrat Fernanda del Carpio, but spends a lot of time outside the house, with the mistress of Petra Cotes. Jose Arcadio The second breeds fighting cocks, prefers the society of the French heather. A turning point in it occurs when he miraculously avoids death when shooting striking workers of a banana company. Persecuted by fear, he hides in the abandoned room of Melkiaes, where he suddenly finds peace and immerses himself in the study of the parchment of the sorcerer. In his eyes, the brother sees a repetition of the irreparable fate of his great-grandfather. And over Makondo it begins to rain, and it pours four years eleven months and two days. After the rain, sluggish, slow people can not resist the insatiable gluttony of oblivion. and he pours four years eleven months and two days. After the rain, sluggish, slow people can not resist the insatiable gluttony of oblivion. and he pours four years eleven months and two days. After the rain, sluggish, slow people can not resist the insatiable gluttony of oblivion.

Last years, Ursula marred by the struggle with Fernanda, a cruel hypocrites, who made lies and hypocrisy the basis of family life. She educates her son as a loafer, imprisons Meme, who sinned with the master’s craft, into a monastery. Macondo, from which the banana company squeezed all the juices, reaches the limit of neglect. José Arcadio, the son of Fernanda, returns to this dead town, dusted and exhausted by the heat, after the death of his mother, and finds the illegitimate nephew Aureliano Babiloniu in the devastated family nest. Preserving a dignified dignity and aristocratic manners, he devotes his time to lascivious games, and Aureliano in Melciades’s room is immersed in the translation of the ciphered verses of old parchments and makes progress in studying Sanskrit.

Arrived from Europe, where she received education, Amaranta Ursula is obsessed with the dream of reviving Makondo. Clever and energetic, she tries to breathe life into the miserable local human society, but without success. A reckless, destructive, all-consuming passion connects Aureliano with his aunt. A young couple is waiting for a child, Amaranta Ursula hopes that he is destined to restore the family and cleanse him of disastrous vices and a vocation for solitude. Infant – the only one of all Buendia, born for a century, is conceived in love, but he appears in the world with a ponytail, and Amaranta Ursula dies of bleeding. The last in the family Buendia destined to be eaten by red ants, flooded the house. With all the increasing gusts of wind, Aureliano reads in the parchments of Melquiades the story of the Buendia family,


“One Hundred Years of Solitude” by Garcia Marquez in Brief Contents