Marriage, Fidelity and Love in "Love in the Time of Cholera" Introduction: Love in the Time of Cholera, a novel written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez traces the relationship between the three main characters, Fermina Daza, her husband Juvenal Urbino, and Fermina’s former lover, Florentino Areza. Fermina fell in love with Florentino at a very young age, but decided to marry Juvenal Urbino in order to fulfill her self-assigned dead line to be married by the age of twenty-one. She specifically chose to marry Juvenal to learn from the mistakes she made with her relationship with Florentino Areza. She specifically chose him because of the security and stability that this relationship offered. Juvenal’s character, a doctor, is committed to medicine,...The end:
.....lity and love the basis of a good marriage? Or is commitment to maintaining the union until death a better marker? This is determined on an individual basis by the individuals in the marriage. In this marriage, both parties where well aware of their motivation for entering into the union. In Columbian culture marriage is a milestone that all people must meet. For Fermina, marrying a man that she did not love was better than remaining single and for the doctor have affairs while publically remaining committed to Fermina. For both of these people, they fulfilled their commitment to one another and lived a lifelong successful marriage. Works Cited Márquez , G., & Grossman, E. (1988). Love in the time of cholera. New York: Alfred A. Knopf.