One Hundred Years of Solitude - Chapter 19 Summary & Analysis

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Chapter 19 Summary

Amaranta Ursula eventually returns to the house, her Belgian husband Gaston in tow, literally with a chain and leash about his neck. Amaranta Ursula is vivacious, beautiful, provocative, and engaging. She has returned to Macondo and intends to live there. Gaston has accompanied her, sure that she will quickly tire of the provincial town and desire to return to cosmopolitan Europe. Gaston is apparently quite wealthy and he spends most of his time in various idle pursuits including entomological studies and biking. He eventually engages himself in an airmail scheme and spends much time writing letters in an attempt to acquire a suitable airplane. Amaranta Ursula spends her time fixing up the decrepit house until it is better than new and completely restored. Unfortunately, an infestation of red ants proves beyond her ability to control entirely. The ants, first arising during the years of rain, persistently continue...

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