One Hundred Years of Solitude - Chapter 14 Summary & Analysis

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Meme finishes her course of study and returns to Macondo where her clavichord performances are widely enjoyed. Although she does not value her skills she maintains them to please her mother. Meme in general finds life at home a strain and the enmity between Amaranta and Fernanda del Carpio is particularly bitter as it poisons every aspect of the family. Meme's clavichord skills allow her the distinct opportunity of engaging in intimate friendships with American girls who live within the banana company's fenced compounds. There she meets the young man Mauricio Babilonia and after a stormy beginning they develop an abortive relationship. Meme meets him surreptitiously for sexual adventures until Fernanda del Carpio discovers the illicit - and completely unacceptable - relationship. Fernanda del Carpio intervenes with the town authorities to have a soldier stationed on the perimeter of the house. Instructed to watch for chicken thieves...

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