Structure and narrative content of the Love in the Time of Cholera

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NARRATIVE STRUCTURE AND CONTENT OF LOVE IN THE TIME OF CHOLERA. 3. Structure and narrative content of Love in the Time of Cholera. We link structure and content with this question: why did he choose this title for this story? 3.1. Content. Tells a story of love triangle between the main characters, Fermina Daza, Juvenal Urbino (Fermina's husband) and Florentino Ariza (eternally in love with Fermina over 53 years, 7 months and 11 days). At age 13, meets Fermina and Florentino, after an intensive four-year epistolary relationship, that rejects it, and later, at age 21, marries Juvenal, who lives for 51 years. When Juvenal dies, Fermina and Florentino resume their love, despite his age (72 and 76 years). 3.1.1. Love. With the title we know that what counts in it is a love story. Love sustains the whole fabric of history and justify each of your pages. Appears in all possible ways with varying intensity: • On one hand we talk of idealized love, platonic share in his youth Florentino and Fermina. It is love from the waist up. • On the other hand, we can describe the second event emotionally and love from the waist down. It is manifested in a sexual way. It's that kind of love that fills the void in the life of Florentino while "waiting" for Fermina. This love from the waist down straight and also drag the copy Dr. Urbino to Lucrecia. Professed love for Florentino and Fermina is reflected in the intense and warm love letters exchanged during his youth. Many years later, in the most solid maturity, Florentino retrieve the need to express their feelings in letters. Also sexual love, driven by curiosity lives in absolute terms, as the beginning and end. For the love of the elderly will become an everlasting love. 3.1.2. Cholera. All statements in the above words we live "in the Time of Cholera", part of the title. The novel tells how the plague epidemics devastated the area, as the days and hours passed undisturbed to Fermina and Florentino, who delivered to love each other or others, consumed the time unaware of daily events. But the region was bleeding helplessly: • "His father had died in the cholera epidemic that hit the Asian population six years earlier." Fermina • The meeting, which felt sick with anger, and Juvenal. • The endless journey of the river (the journey of Florentino and Fermina), covered by the flag indicating that those who sailed it had contracted this enfermedad.También appears 'anger' referred to 'anger' or 'anger'. The rest refers to the epidemic disease. Those that are transcribed below twice alluded to: a) anger (anger, rage, anger). The love of Fermina and Florentino survives the threat of the disease, but Lorenzo's wrath Daza.b) anger (anger, rage, anger). When the corpse of Dr. Urbino lies in the eyes of visitors, Fermina "had to surrender to the intransigence of death. In short, we have seen from the title of the novel, we discuss and analyze the content of the novel. 3.2. The structure, sequence, time and space. The novel has a horizontal building in the content, as each chapter is an extension of the previous. This will enrich the whole. However, the structure is circular in shape:The first chapter is continued in the sixth, closing the book. The conception of time, and a focus on the figures are the structural criteria: • The first narrative sequence presents a linear arrangement of the facts, since we consider the last day of life of Juvenal Urbino. However, just at the end of the chapter, with the appearance of Florentino Ariza in the wake, we find that it is a beginning "in medias res." • The four central narrative sequences are a look into the past will make us understand the contents of the last pages of the first chapter. Have a time clearly marked: - The second sequence begins the story: the first meetings of Fermina and Florentino and his love secrets. - The third sequence tells us the love of Juvenal and Fermina, and how to enter marriage. - The fourth and fifth sequence will follow the thread of life of the three vertices of this love story, the way to their destinations, linking Juvenal and Fermina and Florentino away. • Finally, the sixth narrative sequence takes up the story where we left in the first chapter.



Overall, the storyline does not follow the linear time, as the novel presents the story sequenced with some events that take place following the conventional pattern: "In the beginning .... Then ... ... Finally. " No: the time does not flow through the natural flow path. Time. The conception of time in the novel becomes the keystone of history. We distinguish the following dimensions: • The internal time of the facts as determined by the breakdown of linearity to which we referred. • Time to respond when they occur outside the events described. There are numerous references to the period in which they develop. There are allusions to the Colombian war of a thousand days, we attended the remembrance of the first ship river ... historical events are happening (the movie, the globe, wars between conservatives and liberals, the anger ....) To anchor the fiction in reality. Moreover, many aspects of fiction are based on the author's biography (Living to Tell): his maternal grandfather that his mother did not want to marry his father (telegraph, womanizer, son of single mother) and to forget from him, sent out of town.

The space is treated similarly to the time, including also be configured as a structural element, although not as relevant as before. We ask that where the incident occurred. Trade in the colonial city was the most prosperous in the Caribbean in the eighteenth century, particularly ungrateful for the privilege of being the largest market for African slaves in the Americas. We can not put a specific name to the city, but those places that are covered in the various trips made by characters: • They moved in Sierra Nevada, after a few days settled in Valledupar and after three months went Riohacha where remained one and a half. This trip deterrent Fermina, which forced him to get away from Florentino, but the distance will be saved by the miracle of the telegraph. • We may also find these ports on the Magdalena River to dock at the final journey. Boat trips will lead to a release Fermina. • Travel to Europe (Rome, Paris, London) will involve stimuli that increase their true marital happiness, nay, when the first crisis occurs, the couple embarked resolve it again.• For travel along the Magdalena River, will say the first one is done Florentino alone. Unable to get away from Fermina, he will return soon to the city. Repeat the same trip (with an environment and a completely desolate landscape), this time accompanied by Fermina, the experiences, therefore, be very different. Two identical trips, but with elements This arises from a dominant narrative, which hardly leaves his characters express themselves. There are very few dialogues that we will find. Narratology: To summarize a) omniscient Narrator (3rd person) to bring realism to the text. b) Space: Royal Caribbean, not invented. c) Time: flash-back, because this only chapters 1 and 6, and among them there about three years of linear chronology. d) The humor is one of the key themes of the story, clever humor, sometimes bordering on irony and sarcasm others. García Márquez uses it to download sublime the moment with his hand. e) The main themes are love and death, but loneliness. All the characters are alone and overcome them the doubts inherent in their isolation.

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