way of lifeWhat does the conflict between Dr. Juvenal and Florentino reveal about the customs of Europe and the ways of Caribbean life? How is Fermina torn between the two?

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It seems like Dr. Urbino has more European influences because he is more grounded, whereas Florentino's life is more laid back and he embraces his passions. Dr. Urbino and Florentino might represent two different sides of Fermina's personality. That's a good discussion topic!

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