page 222 of 429 of One Hundred Years of Solitude

Marquez is saying something rather funny about the raising of children. In the case of Fernanda, she was raised always being told she would be queen, pissed in a gold pot, and was separated from the kids at school. And she married a man who kept a concubine and everyone laughed behind her back.

Meanwhile all of Ursula’s children were well loved and modestly raised, but all turned deranged and even murderous.