Literary Techniques In Chronicle Of A Death Foretold

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The novel, Chronicle of a Death Foretold was written by Gabriel Garcia Marquez in 1981. This is a non-linear story that told by an unknown narrator, who has a connection with the main character, Santiago Nasar. This book also reveals different kinds of power between men and women in a male-dominated society. According to social norms of Columbian society, women are not allowed to have sex with others before they get married. However, Angela Vicario is a character that found she is not a virgin on her wedding night, and she confesses that Santiago is being held accountable for taking her virginity. This novel is interesting because there is no description of Angela 's mystery lover and no particular statement about whether Santiago is guilty. The violation of Angela Vicario is the most …show more content…

The novel uses many literary techniques such as foreshadowing and irony to build a strong connection between every scene and builds closer and closer to the development of the murder.
There are many foreshadowing events which develop in the story before the death of Santiago. The murder is avoidable, but nobody stops it from happening. The dream, the weather, and nature all foreshadow Santiago 's death. The instance of foreshadowing at the beginning of the story is Santiago’s dream. Marquez writes that “The week before, he 'd dreamed that he was alone in a tinfoil airplane and flying through the almond trees without bumping into anything” (Marquez 1). The dream harbors the event of Santiago 's death because he always dreamed of the trees and his own body covered with bird feces. When he

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