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The setting of One Hundred Years of Solitude is the fictional town of Macondo Columbia which is much like Garca Mrquezs own hometown of Aracataca The time is span is unclear at times but it is roughly from the early-mid 19th century to the mid-20th century Macondo is isolated rural and surrounded by jungle The Buenda matriarch who keeps the story of the pigs tail alive in the family as she ages she shrinks until she looks like a doll and people have forgotten she is still even alive The Buenda patriarch who marries his cousin but is prevented from consummating the marriage for months because of fears surrounding the story of the pigs tail discovers Macondo and The mysterious gypsy who is the friend of Jos Arcadio Buenda returns periodically to Macondo even when he is thought dead His parchment turns out to be the story of the Buendas written in The first person born in Macondo and as such can be seen as in some way characteristic of the city and the novel is clairvoyant Son of Jos Arcadio and rsula saves his brother Colonel Aureliano Buenda from the firing squad but dies violently The motherly mistress of Jos Arcadio II and Colonel Aureliano Buenda with the former she has Jos Arcadio III and with the Adopted daughter of Jos Arcadio Buenda and rsula and becomes the wife of Jos Arcadio Segundo is also a second cousin of rsula which causes rsula to oppose the marriage out
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