Do you notice the difference between a rising sun and a setting sun? A rising sun is cold and bright; but it carries a promise of hope, and a renewal of faith. A setting sun is dim; warm and inviting but it says goodbye in a fond sort of way.
Loneliness is a big theme throughout the novel. We see it in characters such as Eva, Huberto, Mimí and others. When Huberto Naranjo went to join the guerrillas on the mountain. "The loneliness was worse than the hunger.