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1A various amount of forms of solitude occur Colonel Buendia is naturally solitary it is not that he is upset with the anything specific it is simply the matter that he cannot tolerate much human behavior He also is devoid of emotions for the world and thus is entombed in his solitary repetition of making goldfish Similar to this Rebecca becomes a hermit due to the death of her beloved husband Meme is forced to the solitary confinement that is a convent in that sense she is isolated from the world Also Jose Arcadio was obsessed with eh parchments of Melquiades Amaranta condemned herself to a life of sexual isolation and also the making of her shroud This was also like Colonel Buendia where he made the goldfish melted them and began again so as to fill his time with tedium and purpose Likewise Amaranta made the shroud and unraveled several times because like Colonel Buendia that had consumed her life 2Mysticism and the fantastic are a crucial factor of the Macondo society For example Pilar Terneras gift of the supernatural is something everyone relied upon Also Melquiades grasp of the supernatural initially allows the town to flourish and controls the men of the Buendia family in many ways for many generations Lastly Aureliano Segundos prosperity of the animals took root from the passion him and his mistress shared 3The many years later formula establishes the theme of the story that time is irrelevant in Macondo because the town is so isolated from the rest of the world It does this by stating the end of a situation in the middle of it quite a few times to emphasize the fact that it is not the end that is significant rather the story and the characters themselves Time in Macondo is cyclical On generation after another is born and traces the same actions of the predecessors in matters of love and wealth et cetera Ursulas
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