How does Fernanda fit in with the Buendía family? How does this connect to the theme of solitude?
Fernanda does not fit at all with the Buendía family. Some members of the family, like Amaranta, are openly hostile to Fernanda. Fernanda’s customs, backwards habits, and troubles in her marriage prevent her from fitting in in Macondo. This says just as much about the Buendía family as it does Fernanda. Their relationship with Fernanda illustrates the Buendía family’s isolation, or solitude. Ask students to think about the successful marriages in the book so far. They have been between family members, or, in the case of Remedios, the wife died young. With Fernanda, an...
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