As anyone who has read Marquez' novel knows, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a bit challenging to follow because many, many important characters are involved and several of them share the same names. It took me several months to create, but I finally generated what I believe to be the most useful and comprehensive chart of characters in the novel and their relationships to one another. The chart begins with Jose Acradio Buendia and Ursula, ending with Aureliano, the baby that ants carry away. I placed Melquiades outside everything because his character seems to be a constant, unifying presence that indirectly influences everyone--even though he is dead. Twice. The PDF document (the only way I could publish it so that everyone can use it) is created in landscape format. Folded up, it fits nicely in the book and provides a more useful reading guide than the character chart included with most editions.