Chronicle Of A Death Foretold Gender Analysis

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Imagine two people are going to commit a murder, and everybody in the town knows who is going to be killed, but nobody warns the victim of his death. How is this possible? This event takes place in Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. It is a book about the friend of Santiago Nasar, the man who was killed by Pablo and Pedro Vicario for allegedly deflowering Angela Vicario, coming back to the town he once lived in twenty years after the death of his friend. He talks to people around the town, and tries to figure out how all of it could 've occurred without anyone warning Santiago. Although, this is all just the plot of the book. There is more going on in the book than one might think. The author wrote the book for something bigger than telling a story. He writes about machismo, which is defined as a strong sense of masculine pride, or an exaggerated masculinity. Marquez indirectly shows how machismo affects characters in the story and the town as a whole.…show more content…
In Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the author illustrates restrictive gender roles towards both men and women, such as forcing women to act like the traditional women and restricting them to their own social class, and forcing men to act strong and masculine, and shows that they are restricted to these roles because of machismo, in order to protest the effects of

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