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    In the novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold, by Gabriel García-Márquez, Márquez uses structure and magical realism to make Santiago’s death inevitable, highlighting the idea that fate is inescapable, and that it outweighs ideals such as truth or justice. In part one, the reader learns that the novel is written from what seems to be the perspective of an old friend of Santiago’s who is piecing together the events leading up to Santiago’s death, 27 years after Santiago has died. The narrator puts together the events as told by many different people, relying on their memories to gain a clearer picture of what occurred all those many years ago. As such, the information given to the reader is often contradictory and unreliable, which creates ambiguity…

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    The Interactive Oral main focus was on the novel's context, its techniques, and style. The cultural background behind the style of writing originated in South America called , “Magic Realism”. This presentation demonstrated the writing techniques and meaning used by Gabriel Garcia Marquez in his novel “Chronicle of a Death Foretold”. The Interactive Oral explains that “Magic Realism” is a writing technique used by Gabriel Garcia Marquez and other writers (mostly latin). Magic Realism takes…

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    In the work of the Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez its plot revolves around the theme of authority. Authority is defined as the power or right to give orders, make decisions and enforce obedience. My definition is a central figure you look to for anything because of their knowledge. There are many authoritarian figures in Chronicle of a Death Foretold. In which Gabriel Garcia has little regard for in his work. Such as The Bishop who is very prestigious. Father Amador a…

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    He exposed the brokenness of government, family, and romance, but never dared to blatantly criticize something as untouchable as the Church. Nevertheless, hidden in the retelling of an actual murder is Márquez’s report on the perversions of the modern Church. In his novel Chronicle of a Death Foretold, biblical figures are manipulated to reflect Colombia’s contemporary Christians and the narrative of Jesus Christ is recreated in a frantic attempt to bring healing. The resulting product is the…

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    How would you live your day if you knew your death would happen today? Chronicle of a Death Foretold takes place in a small town where a mysterious murder has happened and Santiago Nasar is the victim because supposedly he has taken Angela Vicario's virginity before marriage. Women in Columbian culture who lose their virginity before marriage are frowned upon because virginity is considered as pride. On the day of his death, he is very happy and does not think for any reason he is going to die.…

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    The book Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Garcia Marquez is a foretold tragedy written in a journalistic style and tone with a touch of magic realism. The book is written in a fragmented non-chronological order, based on a historical event of the death of Santiago Nasar. It’s not about the event in particular but about analyzing the after effects of that death within the context of the memories of the community and the reasons behind their inactions while facing their conscience, to the extent…

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    novel Chronicles of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García-Márquez combines strong Columbian cultural aspects and significant biblical references to create a murder story that has you on the edge of your chair. The journalistic writing style used by Marquez makes the novel unique because, it jumps from different characters’ point of view composing a greater feeling of understanding between the different character which engages the audience. Chronicles of a Death Foretold has several comparisons that…

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    In Like Water for Chocolate and Chronicle of a Death Foretold, tradition and honor are used to critique Latin American society. Laura Esquivel and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, respectively, create tension between honor and society through character interactions and guilt. At the forefront of Like Water for Chocolate is a deconstruction traditional honor and familial structures, as Tita grows and learns that her belief in love can in fact change her family’s fate. In Chronicle of a Death Foretold,…

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    Throughout multiple texts, there have been different symbolic and direct treatment of “the body,” and two works that include this are “Chronicle of the Death Foretold” by Gabriel Marquez and “Citzen” by Claudia Rankine. Both stories take a different approach to the treatment of “the body,” but the way that the author delves into the subject is critical to the deeper analysis of the stories being told. In a way, these two authors have seemingly separated the notion of a person and their body, by…

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    Chronicle of a Death Foretold is a novel written by Gabriel Garcia and portrays the murder of someone because of a dishonorable act. Though the story is about a murder, the Chronicle of a Death Foretold itself is a glimpse into the culture and social structure of early 20th century Latin America and allows Marquez to portray society. By close reading Chronicle of a Death Foretold a greater understanding of cultural norms during this time period can be achieved. The Chronicle of a Death…

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