• Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

"Love in the times of Cholera". Through out the novel the symptoms of unrequited love and cholera are stated and they seem to have a inevitable resemblance.

Extracts from this document...


Love In The Time Of Cholera-Angel Madero 1. Through out the novel the symptoms of unrequited love and cholera are stated and they seem to have a inevitable resemblance.In the book first pages a phrase that relates Cholera with love directly shows the reader how both of them have the same lasting effect on people "reminded him of the fate of unrequited love"this fate is death. The most literal comparison between both symptoms is made when Florentino due to love decides to drink his perfume and because of this he suffers from vomits and a severe illness. In this situation there is a clear relationship between symptoms of cholera and love because love causes a physical symptom equal to cholera. Cholera is also a disease that starts with a single flue and then starts to develop stronger until it makes the person suffer and die, this particularity is also present in love due to the fact that love starts as a simple feeling that is attraction then it develops into a stronger love that if not responded will make the person suffer like they suffer in the book. ...read more.


as Florentino does when helping a young boy and girl to fall in love and get married, this connection also states a direct relationship between cholera and love. Florentino's father was diagnosed of cholera and locked himself in a room in which he wrote a letter to his family signed with his last breath, this tragic finale suffered by his father helps the reader to theorize on Florentino's life conclusion. So because of all strong similarities such as physical or situational Florentino and the reader start to have a clear idea of what is expected to happen to Florentino's life. 3. The loveless marriage between Fermina Daza and Dr. Juvenal Urbino was a very criticized event by society. This particular marriage was a victim of many dilemmas. The first one was that many people said that Fermina married Urbino only because of the money and not out of love . The affair between Urbino and Barbara Lynch was a very dramatic situation in Urbinos marriage "the ghost of Miss Barbara Lynch had entered his house at last", Also it is very important to know that the marriage occurred because ...read more.


idea of him lying to Florentina is unthinkable "she would not have believed it in any event" so then why does he tells Fermina he remained virgin if he had slept with more than 600 women? A possible answer is that the conception that Florentino has about virginity is that; it is making love with the person someone truly loves, a definition that goes beyond physical conceptions. So in this phrase the idea he wants to express clearly is that he hasn't loved any woman since they met. This gives the reader the idea of love as a incurable feeling that may persist and grown until death (a clear representation of cholera). Is the end immoral? From a personal point of view I consider it immoral, because love is a feeling that doesn't depends on the age, and in this case there is nothing more moral that two persons who truly love each other making love, so maybe the ages of both characters are considered inadequate for this particular situation, but the context and the ideas behind the actions taken by both characters give this ending a moral standard. ...read more.

The above preview is unformatted text

This student written piece of work is one of many that can be found in our International Baccalaureate World Literature section.

Found what you're looking for?

  • Start learning 29% faster today
  • 150,000+ documents available
  • Just £6.99 a month

Not the one? Search for your essay title...
  • Join over 1.2 million students every month
  • Accelerate your learning by 29%
  • Unlimited access from just £6.99 per month

See related essaysSee related essays

Related International Baccalaureate World Literature essays

  1. To What Extent Do The Writers From The Books 'The Last Night' and 'Refugee ...

    As the piece goes on, the words 'soft bloom' and 'dung' are used in the same sentence. They juxtapose each other which shows the conditions the Jews are in and how poorly they were treated. The word 'dung' is part of an extended metaphor again comparing the Jews to animals

  2. Kite Runner Relationships - Are Baba's and Amirs betrayals and similarities in their relationships ...

    than Hassan because he is a Pashtun and also his master; "But he is not my friend, he is my servant". This enrages the readers and also makes them think Amir is a pompous individual. Furthermore, we discard the fact that Amir is innocent and ignorant of the fact of

  1. I chose to adapt a love letter, based on Voltaires novel, written by Candide ...

    I intend to portray yet a different side of Candide, one that displays how he struggles with and questions his love for Cunegonde, in parallel to Voltaire's writing. In addition, the reader can understand the more practical side of Candide, because instead of letting his passion overwhelm him, he turns to face his situation more realistically.

  2. Joe-Clarissa-Jed-ENDURING LOVE. Background information about the character details about family, career

    It's a statement, a message, from you to me, it's a signal. The trouble is, I don't know what it means. Perhaps I'm being very stupid. So spell it out for me now, Joe. What is it you're trying to tell me?'"

  1. Conversation as a device used for charecter development as seen in the books Love ...

    His daughter having slept with Pedro Segundo Garcia is one such issue. The clashes in perception in the relationship between Esteban Treuba and Clara are effectively brought out through this instance itself. The reader can assert that Esteban truly loves Clara throughout the book but when his love is judged

  2. Social Distinction in the novel Pygmalion

    Now is it time for him to claim his equal share as a member of the "undeserving poor." An undeserving poor man, according to Doolittle, has as much right to go on a drunken binge as does a deserving poor man; furthermore, if they will give him some money, he

  1. Reflections on "Miss Julie" in a cultural context

    Miss Julie During the reflective oral on Miss Julie we talked about how the author, Strindberg shows the class and gender differences. As the play takes place at 1888 we can already try to picture people?s lifestyle at that period of time.

  2. "Love in the Time of Cholera". Various details in this chapter indicate that ...

    Florentino is overwhelmingly direct in his approach of Fermina. His harassing, serious demand that she obtain her father's permission to accept his letter feels strained and outrageous. Florentino insists that his need for her father's permission ? in effect, his need for her ? is 'a matter of life and

  • Over 160,000 pieces
    of student written work
  • Annotated by
    experienced teachers
  • Ideas and feedback to
    improve your own work