Sunday, March 14, 2010

Death and Solitude

If can't believe we are nearing the end of this book. It seems so big and intimidating at first, then intriguing, and now It appears like things are just get worse and worse with no end in sight. They just can't seem to catch a break. Things are constantly happening in the town of Macondo and yet everyone is left completely empty. It is as if they are meant to be alone, as if loneliness and sorrow is their destiny.

Death is always a factor but never is at as prominent as in this last bit of reading. Death seeks them all in the form of solitude which like death separates them physically, psychologically, and emotionally from those around them. Colonel Aureliano Buendia and Amaranta both die in this section and slowly the Buendia family is fading away.

Meme is now mute because of Mauricios paralysis. Everything that happens has a negative consequence and leaves more people in solitude. There is a massacre and no one even can remember it going on?....

But Jose decides to go into "solitude" or seclusion to try and remember the 3000 who lost their lives. Its kinda of ironic, even the few who try and remember end up alone. Again, its as if they are all doomed.

I really can't see this ending with anything but loneliness and sorrow and a lot of dead bodies. Its a vicious circle of time, violence and suffering that can't be escaped. I guess I will soon find out. Hopefully I can make it through the novel without me myself falling into a state of insomnia...

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