Analysis Of Gabriel Garcia Marquez 's Chronicle Of A Death Foretold

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Both Men and Women uphold strict gender roles that they are expected to stick to in Gabriel Garcia Marquez 's Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Men and women are both held to different standards, thus causing a double standard to occur. It is the men 's responsibility to maintain their family 's honor, no matter what they have to do. In the story, the Vicario brothers get away with the murder of Santiago Nasar just because they were defending the honor of their family. While one of the main roles of the females, is to stay pure until marriage even though men do not have to. Santiago Nasar allegedly deflowered Pedro and Pablo Vicario 's sister, Angela Vicario. This is the reason why The Vicario brothers did not like Santiago and later ended up killing him. If women were not expected to practice abstinence and the men did not have to defend honor to the death, Santiago might still be alive. Due to the gender roles that exist during Chronicle of a Death Foretold, the whole town in responsible for the murder of a man who is commonly believed to be innocent.
In the story, it is very important to stick to what is expected of you. What is expected of girls is to stay clean and pure to until marriage. During the 1950 's it was understood that women would be raised with the understanding that they have to get married as soon as possible. The book even states, "The brothers were brought up to be men. The girls had been reared to get married" (Marquez 31). Instead of also stating that…

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