Essay on The Chronicle Of A Death Foretold By Gabriel Garcia Marquez

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The purpose of this paper is to discuss women’s issues as they are controlled by the Latin American religion in a Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel-Garcia-Marquez.

The Latin American Religion, poses a strict patriarchal society which basically defines the men having the authority over women. Within the Chronicle of a Death Foretold Garcia-Marquez offers the readers an insight to this type of society. This almost conflicts with the reader since a modern society divides the role of women and men equally; yet Garcia-Marquez reveals a different society, beyond the norm. Thus, as the reader goes further within the novel they begin to understand how a patriarchal society functions, the oppressive hold the religion has on women, and what their primary role is upon being born into the religion.
In further discussion, through analysis the reader is able to determine that within this small village in Colombia a different society exists then their own: a patriarchal society. This becomes more apparent when the reader discovers Angela Vicario is to be wed but not by her choosing, but the man who choses her. Within a patriarchal society men have the dominance over the females mainly because “it manifested in the values, attitudes, customs, expectations, and institutions of the society, and it is maintained through the process of socialization” (Patriarchy. Encyclopedia.com.). Garcia-Marquez is able to demonstrate the ins and outs of this society through one character, who was…

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