Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Written by Gracie Cooper. Posted in Books

The book introduces a narrative that seduces and also sensitizes the reader about the idea of ​​love unbounded by the barriers of time, narrative that can be seen also as a simplistic vision of love, by the reader who is distracted and enters in the trap of the charming style of the artist named Gabriel Garcia Marquez.

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Love in the Time of Cholera known also under its original title El amor en los tiempos del cólera, manages to link two contrasting elements found in literature: sacredness of the feeling of love and its implementation in the real world. The story starts from the idea of rejection of love and making it impossible by the loved one, while he, Florentino Ariza, promises to repeat one day the eternal covenant of loyalty and boundless love to her, Fermina Daza.

As the title suggests, love is seen here, as in many other works by Marquez, as a spiritual and physical illness, and the spirit’s suffering for love is necessary for ennoblement of the soul. Love in the Time of Cholera is like the thread of life, and that makes it a brilliant novel.