Chapters of One Hundred Years of Solitude (Cien años de soledad) pdf
Chapter 1: The Buendía Family – We are introduced to the Buendía family and their home, Macondo. José Arcadio Buendía dreams of a city of mirrors and names the town after the river that runs through it.
Chapter 2: A Marriage and a Baby – José Arcadio Buendía marries his cousin, Úrsula Iguarán. They have a son named Aureliano Buendía, who is born with a pig’s tail.
Chapter 3: The Melquíades – Melquíades, a gypsy, introduces José Arcadio Buendía to alchemy and gives him a manuscript that contains the history of the Buendía family.
Chapter 4: Amaranta and Rebeca – Úrsula and José Arcadio Buendía’s daughter, Amaranta, falls in love with her cousin, Aureliano Buendía. Rebeca, a mysterious young girl, arrives in Macondo.
Chapter 5: The Banana Company – The Banana Company arrives in Macondo, bringing wealth and modernity. Aureliano Buendía, now a soldier, joins a revolutionary group and begins fighting against the corrupt government.
Chapter 6: Aureliano and the Civil War – Aureliano Buendía becomes a respected military leader during the civil war. He falls in love with Remedios Moscote, but their relationship ends tragically.
Chapter 7: The Banana Massacre – The Banana Company massacres thousands of striking workers, causing a violent uprising in Macondo. The town is left in ruins.
Chapter 8: The Solitude of the Buendías – As Macondo rebuilds, the Buendía family becomes increasingly isolated and disconnected from the outside world. Inbreeding leads to the birth of children with deformities.
Chapter 9: The Final Generation – The final generation of Buendías is born, marked by incestuous relationships and the repetition of family history. The Buendía line ends with Aureliano Babilonia, who deciphers the manuscript left by Melquíades.
Chapter 10: The Last Days of Macondo – Macondo falls into chaos as banana plantations are abandoned, and government forces invade the town. Aureliano Babilonia realizes the cyclical nature of history and watches as Macondo is destroyed.
Chapter 11: The End of the Buendías – The last surviving Buendía, Aureliano Babilonia, deciphers the prophecies in the manuscript and realizes that the whole town of Macondo, including the Buendía family, is doomed to oblivion. He burns the manuscript, and the rain of ash covers the entire town. The Buendía line comes to an end, and Macondo is left deserted.
One Hundred Years of Solitude (Cien años de soledad) summary