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Love in the Time of Cholera Social Sensitivity

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Social Sensitivity

Garcia Marquez uses the characters of Florentino, Fermina, and Dr. Juvenal Urbino to contemplate the nature of love as well as to explore the social and cultural issues that predominated in coastal South America during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Each of these characters represents a different stratum of society, and the relationships between the classes is emphasized further as the lives of the three protagonists become more deeply involved with one another.

Fermina's character represents the options available to women in Latin American society at the turn of the twentieth century.

She receives her education at home rather than attending a college or university, an opportunity denied to most women (she is busy teaching her aunt to read when Florentino first lays eyes on her), and the option of entering into business for herself does not exist. Her one chance to better her station in...

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