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The main characters of the novel are Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza. Florentino and Fermina fall in love in their youth. A secret relationship blossoms between the two with the help of Fermina's Aunt Escolástica. They exchange love letters. But once Fermina's father, Lorenzo Daza, finds out about the two, he forces his daughter to stop seeing Florentino immediately. When she refuses, he and his daughter move in with his deceased wife's family in another city. Regardless of the distance, Fermina and Florentino continue to communicate via telegraph. Upon her return, Fermina realizes that her relationship with Florentino was nothing but a dream since they are practically strangers; she breaks off her engagement to Florentino and returns all his letters.


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A young and accomplished national hero, Dr. Juvenal Urbino, meets Fermina and begins to court her. Despite her initial dislike of Urbino, Fermina gives in to her father's persuasion and the security and wealth Urbino offers, and they wed. Urbino is a physician devoted to science, modernity, and "order and progress". He is committed to the eradication of cholera and to the promotion of public works. He is a rational man whose life is organized precisely and who greatly values his importance and reputation in society. He is a herald of progress and modernization.[1]

Even after Fermina's engagement and marriage, Florentino swore to stay faithful and wait for her; but his promiscuity gets the better of him and he has hundreds of affairs. Even with all the women he is with, he makes sure that Fermina will never find out. Meanwhile, Fermina and Urbino grow old together, going through happy years and unhappy ones and experiencing all the reality of marriage. Urbino proves in the end not to have been an entirely faithful husband, confessing one affair to Fermina many years into their marriage. Though the novel seems to suggest that Urbino's love for Fermina was never as spiritually chaste as Florentino's was, it also complicates Florentino's devotion by cataloging his many trysts as well as a few potentially genuine loves.

As an elderly man, Urbino attempts to get his pet parrot out of his mango tree, only to fall off the ladder he was standing on and die. After the funeral Florentino proclaims his love for Fermina once again and tells her he has stayed faithful to her all these years. Hesitant at first because she is only recently widowed, and finding his advances untoward, Fermina comes to recognize Florentino's wisdom and maturity, eventually gives him a second chance, and their love is allowed to blossom during their old age. They go on a steamship cruise up the river together.

The term cholera as it is used in Spanish, cólera, can also denote passion or human rage and ire in its feminine form. (The English adjective choleric has the same meaning.) Considering this meaning, the title is a pun: cholera as the disease, and cholera as passion, which raises the central question of the book: is love helped or hindered by extreme passion? The two men can be contrasted as the extremes of passion: one having too much, one too little; the central question of which is more conducive to love and happiness becomes the specific, personal choice that Fermina faces through her life. Florentino's passionate pursuit of nearly countless women stands in contrast to Urbino's clinical discussion of male anatomy on their wedding night. Urbino's eradication of cholera in the town takes on the additional symbolic meaning of ridding Fermina's life of rage, but also the passion.[citation needed] It is this second meaning to the title that manifests itself in Florentino's hatred for Urbino's marriage to Fermina, as well as in the social strife and warfare that serves as a backdrop to the entire story.[citation needed]

Jeremiah Saint-Amour's death inspires Urbino to meditate on his own death, and especially on the infirmities that precede it.[6] It is necessary for Fermina and Florentino to transcend not only the difficulties of love but also the societal opinion that love is a young person's prerogative (not to mention the physical difficulties of love when one is older).[7]

In the 2000 film High Fidelity, the main character, Rob (played by John Cusack) owns a record store. While recounting tales of past lovers he says: "I'm not the smartest guy in the world, but I'm certainly not the dumbest. I mean, I've read books like The Unbearable Lightness of Being and Love in the Time of Cholera, and I think I've understood them. They're about girls, right? Just kidding."

At the end of Jeanine Cummins' novel American Dirt, the protagonist Lydia re-reads Amor en los tiempos del colera, first in Spanish, then again in English. The final two sentences of the novel reference the protagonist's love of the book: "No one can take this from her. This book is hers alone."[12]

Sales of Love in the Time of Cholera increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.[14] The title of the 2020 television show Love in the Time of Corona is a play on the title of the novel, replacing "cholera" with a reference to the coronavirus disease that caused the ongoing pandemic.

Love in the Time of Cholera is a 2007 American romantic drama film directed by Mike Newell. Based on the 1985 novel of the same name by Gabriel García Márquez, it tells the story of a love triangle between Fermina Daza (played by Giovanna Mezzogiorno) and her two suitors, Florentino Ariza (Javier Bardem) and Doctor Juvenal Urbino (Benjamin Bratt) which spans 50 years, from 1880 to 1930.

In late 19th-century Cartagena, a river port in Colombia, Florentino Ariza falls in love at first sight with Fermina Daza. They secretly correspond, and she eventually agrees to marry him, but her father discovers their relationship and sends her to stay with distant relatives (mainly her grandmother and niece). When she returns some years later, Fermina agrees to marry Dr. Juvenal Urbino, her father's choice. Their 50-year marriage is outwardly loving but inwardly marred by darker emotions. Fermina's marriage devastates Florentino, who vows to remain a virgin, but his self-denial is thwarted by a tryst.

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Love in the Time of Cholera is set in northern Colombia during the late 1800s to the early 1900s. The plot follows three main characters: Fermina Daza and her two lovers, Florentino Ariza and Dr. Juvenal Urbino.

The novel covers the next fifty years: Fermina Daza has two children, she travels often to Europe, and she becomes a high society woman despite her lowly beginnings. Florentino Ariza, meanwhile, rises to prominence as the president of a riverboat company. In his later years, he takes on a young ward named América Vicuña, who becomes his final lover.

Transient spaces are very important in the novel, and a lot of the action of the plot takes place in these liminal zones (that's a fancy way of saying places that people pass through). Think about the significant events that take place in carriages and on riverboats. These tend to serve as places where people make connections or communicate with one another. Dr. Urbino's carriage ride with Hildebranda and Fermina is instrumental in leading to his marriage; their honeymoon cruise across the Atlantic is where they first get to know each other and make love; Florentino loses his virginity on a river cruise, and also makes a commitment never to leave Fermina. Since these spaces of travel are so linked to communication, is it any wonder that Florentino is both a telegraph operator and the director of a riverboat company?

Love in the Time of Cholera, which was loosely inspired by García Márquez's parent's love affair, tells the story of Fermina Daza and Florentino Ariza, two lovers who meet as young people sometime in the 1870s. Life pulls the couple in different directions, but they finally rekindle their love in old age 50 years later. The action takes place in an unnamed port city along the Caribbean coast of Colombia that bears some resemblance to the city of Barranquilla, where García Márquez lived for some time.

In the nineteenth century, Colombia experienced a huge problem with cholera, an infectious disease that is usually transmitted by drinking contaminated water. From the middle of the nineteenth century to the beginning of the twentieth century, roughly the period in which Love in the Time of Cholera takes place, the disease raged in Colombia and Latin America. In the novel, cholera is the literal disease but also alludes to the infectious and often devastating consequences of love, as well as the unstoppable movement towards modernization.

Love in the Time of Cholera spans an entire lifetime. It shows how people, places, and circumstances change with the passage of time. Florentino, trapped in the love of his youth, is more or less frozen in time as the world changes around him. The river that flows through the town, for example, is lush and green at the start of the novel, yet bare and sandy by the story's end. The theme of cholera and its eradication also points to modernization and the ways the unnamed city is changing.

The characters, particularly Fermina, Florentino, and Dr. Urbino, change physically and mentally as time passes and they age. By the end of the novel, Fermina smells like an old woman, and Florentino has lost his hair and replaced his own teeth with false ones. 041b061a72


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