The Characters of One Hundred Years of Solitude
Rebeca arrives mysteriously at the Buendía house with a note claiming she is Úrsula's second cousin. The Indian servants eventually discover she is living off of dirt and whitewash. Although she infects the town with an insomnia that causes memory loss, Rebeca warms her way into the Buendía clan calling José Arcadio grandpa, Úrsula mother, Aureliano uncle, Amaranta sister and little Arcadio (José Arcadio III) brother. She seems to orphan herself again from society after her husband José Arcadio (II) is murdered.