Love in the Time of Cholera: Setting & Themes


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Why is the setting of Love in the Time of Cholera considered complex?

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1. What is one reason the author may decline to identify the specific town as the setting for Love in the Time of Cholera?

2. What is the significance of the title of Gabriel García Márquez's novel to the story's themes?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Why is the setting of Love in the Time of Cholera unspecified? How is the theme of death displayed in the story? These are the kinds of questions you will need to answer to successfully complete this quiz/worksheet assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

When you take this quiz, you must be prepared to:

  • Explain the complexity of this story's setting
  • Note one reason why the setting might not be clarified in Love in the Time of Cholera
  • Relate the significance of the title
  • Identify representations of the theme of death in this story
  • Understand how Fermina shows Florentino her loyalty

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as the setting of this novel and its significance
  • Information recall - remember details about Fermina's show of loyalty
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the novel's title and the theme of death

Additional Learning

More details about this topic can be found in the lesson titled Love in the Time of Cholera: Settings & Themes. You will learn:

  • Meanings of 'setting' and 'themes'
  • When the story takes place
  • The meanings of death explored in the novel
  • How much time transpires over the course of the novel