"Death Constant beyond Love". Reading Questions

  1. What is the importance of the title the story? What does it tell us about the story's central thematic concerns?
  2. Marquez has said that everything he has written has been about solitude. In what ways is "Death Constant Beyond Love" about solitude?
  3. What is the symbolic importance of the rose, the chastity belt, the campaign props, and Laura Farina herself?
  4. How does the author link death with nature, and illusion with beauty in the story?