Essay on Chronicle Of A Death Foretold By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

790 Words Nov 5th, 2015 4 Pages
In the novella "Chronicle of a Death Foretold," written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, we see how the male and female depiction is used to reveal the concept of social standards in a Latin community, and we see what the barriers create, when we give one gender more entitlement than the other. Gender roles play a significant part to the death of Santiago Nasser. As society has it, males are superior to females, and thus causing more privilege and freedom to man and having restricted limits to women. When tables begin to turn it is a rise with power that women then have control of and manage to control their destiny put on by man. Society labels and characterizes females, to be obedient and quiet, they are represented like a sheep, just following commands, "I obeyed them blindly" (Angela). Women were also treated as 'lower class ', with neglecting, taken advantage, and settle with low expectations. The girls had been reared to get married. They knew how to do screen embroidery, sew by machine, weave bone lace, wash and iron, make artificial flowers and fancy candy, and write engagement announcements. Women are seen as prizes, they have value and once it 's been lost it and become disposables; Angela had been returned to her family by Bayardo, shortly after being married because he comes to the realization that she was not a virgin. Victoria was used for sex, when Ibrahim Nasar had no more use for her she became a house servant for him afterwards.
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