Chronicle Of A Death Foretold Analysis

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Letters in the Chronicle of a death foretold The Chronicle of a Death Foretold is a novella by Gabriel Garcia Marquez that revolves around the narrator 's attempts to put together the pieces of memories of a murder that took place in a small Latin-American coastal town twenty-seven years in the past. This passage from the novel takes place in the end of chapter four where Angela is said to have written weekly letters to Bayardo for seventeen years until the day he showed at her workplace with a stack of unopened letters. In this passage, Garcia Marquez uses symbolism, characterization, and magical realism to highlight the significance of the ritual of writing and receiving letters as opposed to the importance of the content. Garcia Marquez manipulates language to make the idiotic sound normal, using the insane amount of letters to put more emphasis on the unexpected arrival of Bayardo and to showcase the importance of the ritual of writing the letters. The use of magical realism in this passage by Garcia Marquez serves to shed light on the reunion between Angela Vicario and Bayardo San Roman. Bayardo showed up suddenly ”with almost two thousand letters that she has written him” (Garcia Marquez 95). The sheer amount of letters is a clear exaggeration that puts a more dramatic effect on the return of Bayardo. It also represents Angela’s determination and will to regain the trust of her husband even if the letters were clearly
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