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To err is human, and from Kathryn Shultz's Bring Wrong, we are taught that being wrong can have tremendous benefits and may not be as bad as we think. Yet, there is a difference between being ashamed of getting questions wrong on a test and being the direct link to getting someone killed. In Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, a man named Santiago is murdered for something he may or may not have done. Towards the end of the novel, one cannot be sure that he really did take Angela Vicario's virginity, and by that point, she is the only one that knows the truth. Many of the characters did something inherently wrong, yet it all started when the Angela muttered Santiago Nasar's name on her lips. However, from that comes…show more content…
For that, let's take it back to the roots of things, who exactly is Angela Vicario? When she was introduced, she was proclaimed as the “prettiest of the four [sisters], and my mother said that she had been born to the great queens of history, with the umbilical cord wrapped around her neck. But she had a helpless air and a poverty of spirit that augured an uncertain future for her” (19). This is an interesting statement, as it tells a lot about her character from the get-go. When the saying "poverty of spirit" is viewed religiously, it's defined as, in short, poverty of spirit is an emptying of self so that God can fill us with life and love. However, I think it can be taken in another way, such as that she has no spirit for adventure or stepping out of her comfort zone. I feel like this is a good definition for her in the beginning of this tale as she is exactly how her mom wants her to…show more content…
Her honor was placed before her so much that whenever the brothers would refer to what they were going to do, next to blatantly stating they were going to kill Santiago, they would state they were getting Angela's honor back. This brings it back to the big picture of why Santiago had to die in the first place: Angela was an honorable woman and she was to present herself as one to the public, so when she revealed that he had supposedly taken her virginity, she was deemed useless as a pure role model, and Santiago’s death made up for that. Even so, when Santiago’s conventional lover found out about the whole affair, she knew that he either had to die or be wed to her for her to get her honor back (65). It was nothing she asked for, in fact, other than saying Santiago’s name, she never made any fight to get them to kill him, or not. It's as if she was happy the attention was off of her for the first time in months, or even her whole life as she was primed to be a perfect
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