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Obsession in One Hundred Years of Solitude Boy meets girl Boy likes girl Over time boy and girl fall in love Boy and girl get married and live happily ever after This is the idealistic progression of 20th Century malefemale relationships a progression which Gabriel Garcia Marquez utterly rejects in the development of relationships in his novel One Hundred Years of Solitude Garcia Marquez created the novel as a chronicle of humanity truthfully presenting life in all of its variety To this end Garcia Marquez does not idealize the relationships of his novels characters the destructive failed relationships hold equal standing with the healthy successful ones Garcia Marquezs inclusion of obsession as a persistent theme of human relationships serves not only to display a human trait but also contributes to the over-riding cyclical pattern of the entire novel Garcia Marquez interweaves the pattern of obsession between men and women into the novels progression and through its repetition obsession becomes significant to the novel as a whole The pattern of obsession begins with an elemental character in the novel Colonel Aureliano Buendia Incredible lucidity and curiosity along with a complete denial of basic physical desires mark the young life of Aureliano he never pursues a woman until the arrival of the Moscote family When Aureliano first meets Remedios he is instantly struck with a physical sensation that almost bothered him when he walked like a pebble in his shoe Garcia Marquez 64 This elemental feeling of love develops into full-blown obsession with the simple sight of her brings on a sudden attack of asthma 71 Aurelianos life becomes entirely consumed by Remedios every facet of his existence is changed because everythingreminds him of Remedios 71 Garcia Marquez begins the pattern of obsession with this successful relationship obsession transforms into genuine love and eventual marriage Aurelianos relationship with Remedios is a preliminary example of a relationships possible progression but as the novel advances Garcia Marquez repeats
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