One Hundred Years of Solitude - Study Guide Chapter 2 Summary & Analysis

This Study Guide consists of approximately 102 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of One Hundred Years of Solitude.
This section contains 1,068 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the One Hundred Years of Solitude Study Guide

Originally Jose Arcadio Buendia and Ursula live in Riohacha; there, he is a renowned cock fighter and she is considered respectable—and they are distant cousins. When they marry the town is flabbergasted, predicting that their children will be iguanas or pigs due to inbreeding. One day Jose Arcadio Buendia is insulted about his marital relations and, fetching a weapon from home, he justifiably kills the man who impugned his honor. The man's ghost then haunts the couple until they flee the town, wander for twenty-six months across the mountains and through the swamps, and found Macondo. Their first son is born in the swamp, their second son is the first child born in the newly-founded town.

A few years pass and Jose Arcadio grows into a man. One day, Ursula sees him naked and is terrified by the size of his penis. Meanwhile she employs a...

(read more from the Chapter 2 Summary)

This section contains 1,068 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy the One Hundred Years of Solitude Study Guide
Copyrights
Novels for Students
One Hundred Years of Solitude from Novels for Students. ©2005-2006 Thomson Gale, a part of the Thomson Corporation. All rights reserved.