Brutality manifests itself in many forms throughout the novel, it is the sole element that transforms the story from a parody to a harrowing murder mystery ,It is used by the Vicario brothers to transform the concept of honour into a savage,ominous and less than benevolent caricature of it’s former self. In this story, the protagonist, an individual by the name of Santiago Nasar is murdered after he allegedly deflowered Angela Vicario, before she was handed over in marriage to Bayardo San Roman, the son of a famous military general. The narrator constantly alludes to the fact that there might have been a gross...
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...sents the society as not being entwined with the evils that plagued the other community, showing here that there can be different forms of judgement and due process that do not involve the brutish side of human nature.
The nature of brutality is not something to be toyed with, the carnage it causes to individuals, families and institutions cannot be overestimated and Gabriel Garcia Marquez shows us that willfully ignoring it’s entry into our community is tantamount to destruction and when faced with the desecration of anything we place in high regard, we should always question the role of brutality and consider the alternative that emphasizes the importance of human life and due process.
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia.Chronicle of A Death Foretold.New York:Vintage International,1982.
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