History Literature / OneHundredYearsOfSolitude

1st Sep '17 2:55:37 PM ArgonianLorekeeper
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The English version of the book comes with an invaluable family tree. Everyone born into or marrying into the family has ADayInTheLimelight. Some characters get more love than others, but I can't think of a single character than can be considered the protagonist of the story.
** This troper was certain for the first half of the book that it was the Colonel's story, but having read the whole thing, if one character can be pointed to and called the protagonist, it would have to be Úrsula, who is the direct or indirect cause for almost everything that happens in the course of the story and whose yearnings best encapsulate the overarching desires and drives of the Buendía clan. [[spoiler:For this troper the story after Úrsula's death felt like it had had its life sucked from it and it was simply tidying up to close shop.]]
*** FridgeBrilliance: Of course you did. Úrsula was the ''real'' leader of the clan, after she died the Buendías quickly fell into decadence and the last survivors were just ghosts of their former glory.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The English version of the book comes with an invaluable family tree. Everyone born into or marrying into the family has ADayInTheLimelight. Some characters get more love than others, but I can't think of there isn't a single character than that can be considered the protagonist of the story.
** This troper was certain for the first half of the book that it was the Colonel's story, but having read the whole thing, if one character can be pointed to and called the protagonist, it would have to be Úrsula, who is the direct or indirect cause for almost everything that happens in the course of the story and whose yearnings best encapsulate the overarching desires and drives of the Buendía clan. [[spoiler:For this troper the story after Úrsula's death felt like it had had its life sucked from it and it was simply tidying up to close shop.]]
*** FridgeBrilliance: Of course you did. Úrsula was the ''real'' leader of the clan, after she died the Buendías quickly fell into decadence and the last survivors were just ghosts of their former glory.
story.



* OneSteveLimit: Massively averted. Male names are passed down through family lines in every conceivable combination. [[spoiler:It's part of a larger theme of history's cyclical nature.]]
** Notably, during the war Colonel Aureliano Buendía sires 17 sons...who are all named Aureliano. People resort to calling them by both their names and maternal surnames, i.e: Aureliano Triste, Aureliano Amador, etc.
*** And the Colonel also had a child before, with Pilar Ternera. His name? Aureliano José.
** If you don't have a superhuman short-term memory, you ''will'' need the family tree kindly provided by the publishers at the start of the book.

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* OneSteveLimit: Massively averted.Averted. Male names are passed down through family lines in every conceivable combination. If you don't have a superhuman short-term memory, you ''will'' need the family tree kindly provided by the publishers at the start of the book. [[spoiler:It's part of a larger theme of history's cyclical nature.]]
** Notably, during the war Colonel Aureliano Buendía sires 17 sons...who are all named Aureliano. People resort to calling them by both their names and maternal surnames, i.e: Aureliano Triste, Aureliano Amador, etc.
*** And the
etc. The Colonel also had a child before, with Pilar Ternera. His name? Aureliano José.
** If you don't have a superhuman short-term memory, you ''will'' need the family tree kindly provided by the publishers at the start of the book.
José.



* PrincessInRags: Good ''Lord'', Fernanda. Lampshaded when she goes on a [[CharacterFilibuster two-sentence rant that lasts more than two pages]] about how she was raised to be a queen, only to be treated like a servant by her in-laws, who have no respect for her or her golden chamberpot.

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* PrincessInRags: Good ''Lord'', Fernanda. Lampshaded when she goes on a [[CharacterFilibuster two-sentence rant that lasts more than two pages]] about how she was raised to be a queen, only to be treated like a servant by her in-laws, who have no respect for her or her golden chamberpot.



* [[spoiler:RocksFallEveryoneDies]]: In one fell swoop, [[spoiler: Macondo is eventually destroyed.]]

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* [[spoiler:RocksFallEveryoneDies]]: RocksFallEveryoneDies: In one fell swoop, [[spoiler: Macondo is eventually destroyed.]]



* TangledFamilyTree: And ''how''.

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* TangledFamilyTree: And ''how''.%%* TangledFamilyTree



* [[spoiler:TrippyFinaleSyndrome]]

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* [[spoiler:TrippyFinaleSyndrome]]%%* TrippyFinaleSyndrome



* WhatBeautifulEyes: Aureliano Amador, one of the 17 Aurelianos, had deep GreenEyes contrasting with his dark skin.
** Also, Mauricio Babilonia. Fernanda was surprised when he saw him for the first and only time and looked into his deep brown eyes...and then she kicked him out of the Buendía house.

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* WhatBeautifulEyes: WhatBeautifulEyes:
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Aureliano Amador, one of the 17 Aurelianos, had deep GreenEyes contrasting with his dark skin.
** Also, Mauricio Babilonia. Fernanda was surprised when he saw him for the first and only time and looked into his deep brown eyes...and then she kicked him out of the Buendía house.



* YouCantFightFate

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11th Aug '17 8:43:59 AM SeptimusHeap
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* {{Lolicon}}: See WifeHusbandry.
16th Feb '17 5:53:48 PM malias
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** Also, Mauricio Babilonia. Fernanda was surprised when he saw him for the first and only time and looked into his deep BrownEyes...and then she kicked him out of the Buendía house.

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** Also, Mauricio Babilonia. Fernanda was surprised when he saw him for the first and only time and looked into his deep BrownEyes...brown eyes...and then she kicked him out of the Buendía house.
4th Nov '16 4:46:23 AM 06tele
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* MundaneMadeAwesome: Coupled with UnusuallyUninterestingSight. Nobody in the town is especially surprised when Remedios the Beauty ascends into heaven, because, of course she does. But when the railway comes to Macondo they think it's a huge iron monster.
4th Sep '16 1:18:24 PM mrincodi
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* SolarPoweredMagnifyingGlass: The gypsies put a pile of dry hay in the middle of the street and set it on fire with a gigantic magnifying glass. This makes José Arcadio Buendía think that it can be used as as a weapon of war.
26th Aug '16 7:11:30 AM Morgenthaler
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''One Hundred Years of Solitude'' is a 1967 novel, that won GabrielGarciaMarquez the Nobel Prize for Literature. It's become a staple of Spanish-speaking high school curricula everywhere, mostly for being [[MindScrew awesomely deep and so goddamn hard to understand]]. Arguably one of the most important pieces of literature written in the 20th century, or to put in context, almost as important as ''Literature/DonQuixote'' to Spanish speaking literature. Famous, among other things, for using every conceivable trope one could ever hope to fit in 28.8 oz of paper.

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''One Hundred Years of Solitude'' is a 1967 novel, that won GabrielGarciaMarquez Creator/GabrielGarciaMarquez the Nobel Prize for Literature. It's become a staple of Spanish-speaking high school curricula everywhere, mostly for being [[MindScrew awesomely deep and so goddamn hard to understand]]. Arguably one of the most important pieces of literature written in the 20th century, or to put in context, almost as important as ''Literature/DonQuixote'' to Spanish speaking literature. Famous, among other things, for using every conceivable trope one could ever hope to fit in 28.8 oz of paper.
22nd Apr '16 2:35:02 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: InUniverse. When a cinema is installed in Macondo, one of the films shown has an actor's character dying, and the townspeople cry for him. When the next film has the same actor playing a Muslim character, there is a riot, because the people did not realize that the films are fiction and consider this change a blasphemy.
5th Apr '16 2:42:59 PM Tromboneman
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* BigScrewedUpFamily

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* BigScrewedUpFamilyBigScrewedUpFamily The book
5th Apr '16 2:22:48 PM Tromboneman
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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The book comes with an invaluable family tree. Everyone born into or marrying into the family has ADayInTheLimelight. Some characters get more love than others, but I can't think of a single character than can be considered the protagonist of the story.

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* LoadsAndLoadsOfCharacters: The English version of the book comes with an invaluable family tree. Everyone born into or marrying into the family has ADayInTheLimelight. Some characters get more love than others, but I can't think of a single character than can be considered the protagonist of the story.
20th Mar '16 2:02:32 AM Theriocephalus
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* LonersAreFreaks: Most characters are loners in their own way, and freaky in their own way. The ones that are more obviously loners, such as the {{Hikikomoris}}, are also more obviously freaky (José Arcadio Buendía, Colonel Aureliano Buendía, etc.)

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* LonersAreFreaks: Most characters are loners in their own way, and freaky in their own way. The ones that are more obviously loners, such as the {{Hikikomoris}}, {{Hikikomori}}s, are also more obviously freaky (José Arcadio Buendía, Colonel Aureliano Buendía, etc.)



* RapeIsLove: [[spoiler:When Aureliano Babilonia rapes Amaranta Úrsula.]] This is also how Pilar Ternera lost her virginity, and why her family made her join the caravan that founded Macondo in the first place.
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