Chronicle Of A Death Foretold Analysis

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“One in five women will be a victim of rape or attempted rape in her lifetime” (23). Gabriel Garcia Marquez wrote Chronicle of a Death Foretold. The book takes place in the 1950s in a small Columbian town. The book is a murder mystery and describes the murder of Santiago Nasar. Pedro and Pablo end up killing Santiago because he is accused of taking Angela’s virginity before she is married. Santiago was not aware that he was going to be murdered because he did not commit a crime. This murder cannot be stopped because it is fate. This society believes that virginity is more important than someone’s life and will kill for it to be ‘restored’. Women are raised to be servable and were forced into marriages. In Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the author illustrates how women are looked down upon society and are considered objects, causing them to feel inferior or used, to show the cultural expectation of machismo and superiority that men portray in the book.
In Chronicle of a Death Foretold, the author shows that women are used as “objects”. When Victoria Guzmán, Divina’s mom was younger Ibraham Nasar, Santiago’s father, seduced her. When Divina started talking about Santiago, Victoria was worried. She did not want Santiago to use her daughter as Ibraham used her. Divina and Victoria lived in the Nasar household and Divina interacted with Santiago every day. “Santiago Nasar grabbed her by the wrist when she came to take the empty mug from him. “The time
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