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Monthly Archive for November, 2013

In “The Most Girl Part of You” there is a relationship with pleasure and pain that is expressed perfectly by Hempel. Even in the very beginning, “Big Guy” is trying to crack his teeth by taking back ice water and “then straightaway throws back slugs of hot coffee” (111). There is nothing pleasurable about chugging hot coffee and […]

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The Passing of Time

Even though I am not fond of the characters in Love in the Time of Cholera, I do believe that Garcia Marquez does a wonderful job with descriptions. He knows how to give us the right amount of details in just the right places. There was one part in particular that I loved. This was […]

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I Don’t Understand

Something was said in class today that I found very confusing, but I did not know what to say to it. So I am going to write it in a blog post, and hopefully someone will read this and help me understand. We were going through one of the stories when JGB said that we […]

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Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez functions as a love story primarily by highlighting the impact and weight that love has on our lives. This function, I believe, is made salient by the use of exaggeration. I think that a love story functions best through exaggeration because it helps us retell the “same old story” […]

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Setting the Record Straight

It’s easy to just label Fermina Daza as a bitch and say that she in no way deserved either of the men in her life. I’m stepping up to the plate to defend her. Florentino Ariza has been in love with her for more than fifty years, and after the day at the Arcade of […]

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What’s Love?

It seems that all the characters in Love in the Time of Cholera ask themselves if they really know what love is. They all seem to understand familial love, but romantic love baffles them well into their senior citizen years. I myself have never experienced romantic love, so I actually don’t understand it either. It would seem […]

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Every Detail Counts

Love in the Time of Cholera is an extremely extravagant novel. The pages are filled with bright colors, loud sounds, interesting textures, full odors, and complicated emotions. This novel was much longer than The Sorrows of Young Werther, as well as the stories that have been selected for us to read. With a novel of this […]

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Happily Ever Afters

Love in the Time of Cholera is of course a love story. From the opening scenes we know that the story is of longing and pining for the love of a very wonderful Fermina. The fact that the love story doesn’t run smoothly is what makes this happily-ever-after so wonderful. Page after page Florentino wishes […]

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The Holy Spirit

“Fermina,” he said, “I have waited for this opportunity for more than half a century, to repeat to you once again my vow of eternal fidelity and everlasting love.” (50) Love in the Time of Cholera takes the reader through pain, confusion, hope, heartbreak, and joy; all emotions that can be wrapped into one word: […]

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What Love Looks Like

For a while, I’ve been following a blog run by Louise Ma. She designs artistic diagrams and representations of abstract aspects of love. It’s a good place to go for inspiration or artistic enjoyment. Check it out: http://love.seebytouch.com

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Love Birds

After you get past the almonds and eggplants, then there the birds.  Dr. Juvenal Urbino’s death comes about because he tries to catch a bird. This detail could have been completely irrelevant to the rest of the story. Garcia Marquez could have chosen never to mention birds again. Of course, he doesn’t forget the birds […]

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LSD

It was inevitable: the scent of bitter almonds always reminded him of the fate of unrequited love. During the first workshop class I had with JGB, he talked about the three most common topics writers write about: love, sex, and death, or LSD. Sometimes writers cover only one or two (I’m usually an LD person), […]

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Love in the Time of Cholera

Love in the Time of Cholera has the most complex character development I’ve have ever read. The story also invokes in my mind the cliché lines that people have used in countless movies, books, themes…etc. “Love at first sight,” “True love never dies,” “You want what you cannot have,” and the list goes on and […]

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Love in the Time of Cholera

He was not the kind of man she would have chosen. His foundling’s eyeglasses, his clerical garb, his mysterious resources had awakened in her a curiosity that was difficult to resist, but she had never imagined that curiosity was one of the many masks of love. One of my favorite aspects of Love in the […]

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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KkDpvgncboQ After writing my blog post, I had to go watch the trailer for “Love in the Time of Cholera.” Watching this trailer, I really wanted to watch this movie! In a few short seconds, I could feel the love, the passion, and the longing between Florentino and Fermina. I feel like after reading the […]

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Team Urbino!

In all honesty, I do not feel that Florentino is worthy of Fermina’s love. Florentino is a person who thinks only about himself, and every action he makes is towards making himself feel good. When Fermina rejects Florentino, he spends years yearning for her. Yet, he does not remain loyal to her. Florentino has affairs […]

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So this is love.

Love in the Time of Cholera is brilliantly written. Gabriel Garcia Marquez creates a world so real the reader becomes emotionally invested in the characters and their story. Florentino Ariza’s unrequited love for Fermina Daza is both painful and hopeful. “But she did not admit it because she never would have admitted that Florentino Ariza, […]

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Team Florentino!

I will start by saying that Love In the Time of Cholera was exactly what is was deemed, revolutionary. While I loved the story by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, their was one thing I absolutely disliked or rather, one person I disliked and that was Fermina Daza. The moment she banished Florentino Ariza from her life was […]

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Watching Over Me

Someone To Watch Over Me Of all the stories, I think this one is almost my favorite, if you can have a favorite, and if it can be something that isn’t read with a final pleasant ring to it. Of course, I enjoyed Beatrice too, but I think this particular piece hit a chord with […]

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Coping with Loss

In “Nashville Gone to Ashes” it is evident that the narrator is coping with loss. The language of the entire story is what is the most striking; it is jumbled and bounces from topic to topic. The narrator isn’t dwelling on the death of her husband but is in fact relating her loss to that […]

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