Chronicle Of A Death Foretold Essay

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Chronicle of a Death Foretold describes the tale of a man that was murdered in Colombia in 20th century Colombia. Santiago Nasar was the assumed taker of Angela Vicario’s virginity, this is whom the novella is centered around. On the night of her wedding she she informed her family that she was not a virgin. On that night, her twin brothers took it upon themselves to regain their sister’s and families honor by killing the man that “took” their family honor. Marquez uses repetition of motifs throughout the text to amplify the tone and overall theme of the story.
In the scene that contains this quote, Marquez displays symbolism in many ways throughout the story, his use of repetition with symbolism is what he uses to his advantage. Santiago has just awoken from a very vivid dream, then soon after awakening, goes and gets ready for the arrival of the Bishop. He had gone to his mother and explained his dream that had just reoccured previously. He goes to his mother because she has a sixth sense, she can explain and interpret what their dreams symbolize. Everybody in the town knows who Santiago’s mother is because of this special ability she acquires. “‘He was always dreaming about trees,’ Placida Linero, his mother, told me twenty-seven years later, recalling the details of that distressing Monday. ‘The week before, he’s dreamed that he was alone in a tinfoil airplane and flying through the almond trees without bumping into anything,’ she said to me.” This quotation brings…

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