In Chronicle of a Death Foretold, Bayardo San Román is handsome, clean-cut, and prosperous money maker who believes in honor and religion. Bayardo falls in love with Angela Vicario, but after finding out her loss of virginity on the night of their wedding: he returns her back to her family. Even though Bayardo loved Anglea, he couldn 't handle her lack of virginity because it was part of his culture. He disappears from town to show up at Angela 's doors years later. Bayardo San Roman seemed to be too perfect; however, does his culture turn him into an ignorant and impulsive person?
Márquez’s novella ‘Chronicle of a Death Foretold’ tells the story of Santiago Nasar’s murder. It is based on the real-life incident that occurred in the 1950s in a small Colombian town, Sucre. Cayetano Gentile was murdered by the brothers of Margarita Chica for having allegedly stolen her virginity. This was revealed when she was returned to her family after her newlywed husband had discovered that she wasn’t a Virgin. In his novella, Márquez displays the influence of the social mores and shows how these supersede the law of the statute books and the authority of Catholicism, which was otherwise so important and therefore how these social mores affect the characters and their actions.
In wealthy families, the patriarch would make an arranged marriage in order to gain an alliance with another or to rise up within the social hierarchy. This is exactly what happened in the play. This shows that Capulet, appearing caring and concerned in the beginning, wants Juliet to marry for social gain.
Capulet is repeatedly using his power and authority over Juliet in the benefit of only himself. At this time, it was normal in society for young girls to be married for the wealth and well being of the family, but he is very insensitive about her emotions. He insists that Juliet marry Paris, with the alternative being that he will disown her. In addition,
He assumed that marrying the teenage Romeo and Juliet would stop the long-lasting feud between the Montagues and the Capulets. “But come, young waverer, come, go with me. In one respect I’ll thy assistant be, for this alliance may so happy prove to turn your households’ rancor to pure love.” (Shakespeare, 2.3) Not only did Friar Lawrence irresponsibly marry Romeo and Juliet after the naïve
Gatsby with the married Daisy who also has a child that he does not acknowledge, and Gil with adriana who is from a whole different time period than he is from. The second group of characters are the rich, like Inez and her parents as they parallel the Buchanans because they all are rich and care little about others but themselves. For example Inez says to Gil when he confronts her about cheating that “its whatever get over it”. She doesn't care about Gil or his feelings and she brushes the conversation off like it is nothing. On the other hand both Tom and Daisy cheat without a care in the world of the repercussions or feelings of others because they have no sympathy for those entangled in their ordeals.
In another instance to showcase the problems caused when the perfect traits are not exhibited, Lord Capulet has a bad reaction to Juliet’s refusal to marry Paris. At the start of Paris’ courtship, Lord Capulet has a particularly relaxed outlook on the marriage, and insists that Paris woos her and she wants to go into the marriage. After fleeting days of
Egeus sets Hermia up for an arranged marriage with a man named Demetrius. However, Hermia is in love with a man named Lysander. Her father does not care that his daughter is in love. Egeus wants Hermia to marry Demetrius because Egeus wants to be linked through marriage with a highly ranked family. Egues has no regard for what his daughter's heart wants.
In act 3, scene 3, Shakespeare reveals Claudius’s intentions and reflection on his deeds through his soliloquy. Claudius confesses that he has killed his brother, King Hamlet. His strong guilt causes him feelings of confusion. He prays to ask for forgiveness, but he is unwilling to give up the crown and the queen due to his ambitions. Through the use of imagery, allusion and rhetorical questions, Shakespeare illustrates Claudius's ambition overpowering his guilt.
I have found someone similar to me, her name is Queenie Peavy. In the novel Queenie Peavy by Robert Burch, Queenie and I are similar because we are both really smart. So I’m going to tell some ways how Queenie and I are alike in some ways. Queenie and I are very intelligent, and we both like civics and math.