One Hundred Years of Solitude - Chapter 11 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 11 Summary

Aureliano Segundo juggles Fernanda del Carpio and Petra Cotes, attempting to placate both women. Fernanda del Carpio had been raised with the illusion that she would one day be royalty - she had always been told her family was eminently rich and powerful. The reality, however, is that her family is destitute and heavily mortgaged to finance her early education and upbringing. When Fernanda del Carpio finally learns of her father's deceit she is devastated and largely isolates herself from the outside world. Later, when she is presented in Macondo as the queen of festivities the exposure is enjoyable. When Aureliano Segundo pursues her she is flattered and, largely because of his wealth, she accepts his marriage proposal. However, she has a fairly complicated and highly restrictive calendar by which she accepts her new husband's sexual advances. Aureliano Segundo establishes Fernanda del Carpio as the matron in...

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