One Hundred Years of Solitude is the novel by the Colombian writer Gabriel García Márquez, which uses the rise and fall of the fictional town of Macondo as the epitome of Latin America’s century of vicissitudes. The story of seven generations of the Buendía Family in the town of Macondo. The founding patriarch of Macondo, José Arcadio Buendía, and Úrsula Iguarán, his wife (and first cousin), leave Riohacha, Colombia, after José Arcadio kills Prudencio Aguilar after a cockfight for suggesting José Arcadio was impotent. One night of their emigration journey, while camping on a riverbank, José Arcadio dreams of “Macondo”, a city of mirrors that reflected the world in and about it. Upon awakening, he decides to establish Macondo at the riverside; after days of wandering the jungle, his founding of Macondo is utopic. In one hundred years, six generations of people have risen and fallen due to the cycle of power and lust. It reflects the history of colonization, dictatorship, struggle, and bloodshed, as well as the themes of forgetfulness and loneliness in a strange way.