Susand Gibb writes
We all lust, but some get a tablespoon more of this element than others. We all have fear, measured out and weighed against our strength and audacity. Is this what Aureliano has learned locked in Melquiade’s room since shortly after the loss of Jose Arcadio Segundo? Or are we learning something that Marquez himself is willing to share with us from his own experience as a writer.
Strength and audacity. This is an interesting combination.