I just had the weirdest dream. There was this little town, right? And everybody had, like, the same two names.
For years, the town has no contact with the outside world, except for gypsies who occasionally visit, peddling technologies like ice and telescopes. He remains a leader who is also deeply solitary, alienating himself from other men in his obsessive investigations into mysterious matters.
These character traits are inherited by his descendents throughout the novel. His younger child, Aureliano, inherits his intense, enigmatic focus.
Gradually, the village loses its innocent, solitary state when it establishes contact with other towns in the region.
Later, a mayor is appointed, and his reign is peaceful until another civil uprising has him killed.
After his death, the civil war ends with the signing of a peace treaty. Others are quiet and solitary, preferring to shut themselves up in their rooms to make tiny golden fish or to pore over ancient manuscripts.
The women, too, range from the outrageously outgoing, like Meme, who once brings home seventy-two friends from boarding school, to the prim and proper Fernanda del Carpio, who wears a special nightgown with a hole at the crotch when she consummates her marriage with her husband.
Imperialist capitalism reaches Macondo as a banana plantation moves in and exploits the land and the workers, and the Americans who own the plantation settle in their own fenced-in section of town.
Eventually, angry at the inhumane way in which they are treated, the banana workers go on strike. Thousands of them are massacred by the army, which sides with the plantation owners.
When the bodies have been dumped into the sea, five years of ceaseless rain begin, creating a flood that sends Macondo into its final decline. The book ends almost as it began:One Hundred Years of Solitude is a book that took the world by storm.
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