Everything changed, however, after he had a sudden insight while driving his family through Mexico.
For years the town is solitary and unconnected to the outside world with the exception of the annual visit of a band of gypsies, who show the townspeople technology such as magnetstelescopes and ice.
Ultimately he is driven insane, speaking only in Latinand is tied to a chestnut tree by his family for many years until his death. Eventually Macondo becomes exposed to the outside world and the government of newly-independent Colombia. He becomes an iconic revolutionary leader, fighting for many years and surviving multiple attempts on his life, but ultimately becomes tired of war and signs a peace treaty with the Conservatives.
Disillusioned, he returns to Macondo and spends the rest of his life making tiny goldfish out of gold in his workshop. The railroad comes to Macondo, bringing in new technology and many foreign settlers. An American fruit company constructs a banana plantation outside the town and builds their own segregated village across the river.
This ushers in a period of prosperity that ends in tragedy as thousands of striking plantation workers are massacred by the Colombian army, an incident based on the real life Banana Massacre of He decodes an encryption left behind in a manuscript by Melquiades generations ago.
As he reads the manuscript, a hurricane destroys all traces of Macondo's existence. The protagonists are controlled by their pasts and the complexity of time.
Throughout the novel the characters are visited by ghosts. The ghosts and the displaced repetition that they evoke are, in fact, firmly grounded in the particular development of Latin American history". The narrative seemingly confirms fatalism in order to illustrate the feeling of entrapment that ideology can performatively create.
Yellow and gold are the most frequently used colors and they are symbols of imperialism and the Spanish Siglo de Oro. Gold signifies a search for economic wealth, whereas yellow represents death, change, and destruction. It is the reason for the location of the founding of Macondo, but it is also a symbol of the ill fate of Macondo.
Higgins writes that, "By the final page, however, the city of mirrors has become a city of mirages. Macondo thus represents the dream of a brave new world that America seemed to promise and that was cruelly proved illusory by the subsequent course of history.
It could be said that the novel is one of a number of texts that "Latin American culture has created to understand itself. This archive narrates the story of a Latin America discovered by European explorers, which had its historical entity developed by the printing press. The Archive is a symbol of the literature that is the foundation of Latin American history and also a decoding instrument.
He flirts with alchemy and astronomy and becomes increasingly withdrawn from his family and community. She exhibits a very strong character and often succeeds where the men of her family fail, for example finding a route to the outside world from Macondo. He marries his adopted sister Rebeca, causing his banishment from the mansion, and he dies from a mysterious gunshot wound, days after saving his brother from execution.
During the wars he fathered 17 sons by unknown women,  all named Aureliano. Four of them later begin to live in Macondo, and in the span of several weeks all of them but one including those who chose not to remain in Macondo are murdered by unknown assassins, before any of them had reached thirty-five years of age.
The future Colonel Aureliano falls in love with her, despite her extreme youth. She dies shortly after the marriage from a blood poisoning illness during her pregnancy.
Until soon before the Colonel's death, her dolls are displayed in his bedroom. Amaranta dies a lonely and virginal spinsterbut comfortable in her existence after having finally accepted what she had become.
She arrives carrying a canvas bag containing her parents' bones and seems not to understand or speak Spanish. After his mysterious and untimely death, she lives in seclusion for the rest of her life.
When the Liberal forces in Macondo fall, Arcadio is shot by a Conservative firing squad.Who will represent One Hundred Years of Solitude?
Right now, no one knows. But the Buendías and their village, Macondo, are ably represented: we are their descendants, and they are present to us, as vivid as a swarm of yellow butterflies in the pages of Gabriel García Márquez’s magnificent novel.
One hundred Years of solitude The village Mocondo is founded by the fated cousins Ursula and Jose Arcadio Buendia who are escaping from the past. In the beginning the "village [is] truly happy" (pg.
18), yet as children, and then grandchildren come, patterns become apparent. But the religion in One Hundred Years of Solitude, like the general moral and ethic value system of the book, rests lightly on its adherents. Religion is a matter, as the earliest inhabitants of the town tell the first priest who comes to Macondo, between man and God, free of intermediaries.
Near the end of "One Hundred Years of Solitude" a character finds a parchment manuscript in which the history of his family had been recorded "one hundred years ahead of time" by an old gypsy.
illusion and reality are mixed and often made to look the same. who sometime early in the 19th century founded the village of Macondo on a river. Jose Arcadio Buendia, the main character in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's One Hundred Years of Solitude (), yearns for a life of magic and new discovery, so in his seeking he uncovers the town of Mocondo.
Dec 20, · “One Hundred Years of Solitude” is about a family located in the village of Macondo whose household head Jose Arcadio Buendia is a very intellectual man to whom the whole village comes to ask for help in trouble.