'Chronicle of a Death Foretold'
This paper studies the interesting and dark story of Latin American culture and society, 'Chronicle of a Death Foretold' by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
# 110725 | 2,104 words | 5 sources | MLA | 2008 |
Published on Dec 30, 2008 in Anthropology (Cultural) , Literature (World) , Latin-American Studies (Race, Class, Gender Issues) , Women Studies (Women and Society)
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In this article, the writer introduces, discusses and analyzes the novel "Chronicle of a Death Foretold" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Specifically, the writer discusses the concept of honor in the novel and the symbolism that Garcia Marquez presents in the novel. The writer notes that written in 1981, this dark and symbolic novel gives the reader a glimpse into Latin American culture and society, and indicates that death can be the defining moment in a town, as well as the end to a person's life. The writer discusses that honor is one of the key themes in this novel, and notes that it drives the brothers to avenge their sister, even when it seems like she may have accused the wrong man.
Sample of Sources Used:
- Bloom, Harold, ed. Gabriel Garcia Marquez. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1999.
- Editors. "Gabriel Garcia Marquez." The Spanish Repertory Theatre. 2007. 6 Feb. 2008. <http://www.repertorio.org/education/pdfs/marquez.pdf>
- Garcia Marquez, Gabriel. Chronicle of a Death Foretold, trans. Gregory Rabassa, New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1983.
- Hutcheon, Linda. The Politics of Postmodernism. London: Routledge, 2002
- Pelayo, Ruben. Gabriel Garcia Marquez: A Critical Companion. Westport, CT: Greenwood Press, 2001.
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