"Chronicle of a Death Foretold" Analytical Essay by JPWrite

"Chronicle of a Death Foretold"
Examines the concept of honor in this novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
# 64061 | 1,710 words | 1 source | 2005 | US
Published on Feb 22, 2006 in English (Analysis) , Literature (Spanish)

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In the book, "Chronicle of a Death Foretold", author Gabriel Garcia Marquez weaves the theme of honor throughout the storyline. This paper discusses how honor is perceived by the different characters in the book, including the murderous Vicario brothers and the family of the slain Santiago Nasar.

From the Paper:

"However, no such "other man" ever surfaces, and Angela lives out the next quarter-century as a spinster, becoming (it turns out) obsessed with the slim, strong and handsome fellow she married, Bayardo San Roman. For decades, she writes him letter after letter, eventually pouring her heart out to this man who "returned" her - much as one might return a defective lamp or set of dishes. She gets no reply, until one day he shows up on her doorstep, overweight and farsighted, brightly declaring, "'Well, here I am'" (95). He brings clothing with him, as if to stay, and a suitcase filled with her letters, nearly two thousand in all, arranged by date and neatly tied with colorful ribbons - all of them, it should be noted, meticulously unopened."

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