One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Fernanda del Carpio and her daughter Renata Remedios are two characters in One Hundred Years of Solitude that have solitude in common. Fernanda came from an aristocrat family that had fallen in disgrace. She was forced into solitude due to her family’s fallen position. Her daughter is forced into solitude by Fernanda. Instead of breaking the cycle, Fernanda created a life similar to her own for Renata. The futility of the abusive child/parent’s cycle goes along with the books circle or timeless theme. For those caught up in an abusive home life, the parent passes the same type of lifestyle. These lifestyles could be interchanged. The timelessness of the whole situation is the core theme of the book.