Alternative ending to "One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Marquez

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"One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, in general was a hard novel to understand and read. His style of writing was very complex and he used a lot of irony in his work. Now one case of irony that Gabriel Marquez used in one hundred years of solitude was how in the end Aureliano (II) sees that it was the end of the Buendias family that he was able to decipher from Melquiades' ancient prophecies. To only find out that all of his actions have been preordained and he is engulfed in an apocalyptic wind that wipes the town from existence.

To a reader that's very confusing, even though it provides a major twist and surprise. Still to most readers of the novel claimed that they were confused by the ending and they didn't like it because of that reason. A quote from the novel that makes no earthly sense was thought by Aureliano (II) "Had already understood that he would never leave...races

condemned to one hundred years of solitude did not have a second opportunity on earth" (Marquez,)My objective is to make a more sensible and understandable ending to Marquez's novel.

What I am going to be changing will be how Ursula's and Aurelino (II) incest turns out. What the baby will look like and how the red ant will play a part. Last what Melquiades prophecies say.

As Gaston begins to board the plane he stops to think how Ursula, his wife is doing back in Macondo. Many thoughts were passing through Gaston's mind like if she is getting taken care enough and how is Aureliano (II) treating her but, he never thought of what was really going on back in Macondo.

Aureliano (II) gives his four scholar friends a farewell handshake as...