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Gabriel Garca Mrquezs masterpiece One Hundred Years of Solitude is sad story of the loves tragedies and everyday lives of the Buenda family Throughout the generations there are many themes character types and events that are always present and repeating It is their fate to be stuck in a never-ending cycle Jos Arcadio Buenda represents Adam in a biblical sense in One Hundred Years of Solitude He is the founder and leader of Macondo and during his life he never stops striving for knowledge Some time after founding Macondo a mythical yet intensely real town Jos Arcadio Buenda discovers the wonders of science The Gypsies that frequent the town every few years first introduce Jos Arcadio Buenda to the idea of magic and new wonders of the world and they even give him a lab to mess around in Jos Arcadio Buenda eventually abandons the magical effects of the Gypsies for true scientific study One day in his lab he thinks he has discovered perpetual motion Because perpetual motion is imposible to achieve he goes crazy He is convinced the same day is repeating itself over and over again In a sense his discovery made the world timeless for him Time begins to change and the past present and future start to overlap He is able to visit his descendants throughout out the book even after he is dead With this repetition Mrquez is hinting that the real world never moves forward or backwards but is generally all the same This sense that time is repeating sets up the rest of the family to just repeat the same story over and over Colonel Aureliano Buenda is the military figure head of the Buenda family He inherited his will and reclusiveness from his father Jos Arcadio Buenda He leads the liberal attack on the conservatives and he is always pushing for liberal victory He is the main art figure in the novel During the war he
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