Throughout the presentations, I made a connection with Poncio Vicario at the wedding party. Page 44 in the work describes the old man at the party. “Really, the most intense image that I have always held of that unwelcome Sunday was that of old Poncio Vicario sitting alone of a stool in the center of the yard. They had placed him there thinking perhaps that it was the seat of honor.” When a daughter of a family gets married, the father feels happiness and joy. Contradictory to that, Poncio Vicario is described on the lines of being blind and powerless man, deprived of control and influence.
The work continues to incorporate the deflating of authority by presenting Father Amador. Father Amador attended medical school for a few years and performs the autopsy on Santiago Nasar. Page 76 in the work describes the after effects of the autopsy. “They gave us back a ...
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García, Márquez Gabriel. Chronicle of a Death Foretold. Gregory Rabassa New York: Knopf, 1983. Print.
Gass, William H. "More Deaths Than One: 'Chronicle of a Death Foretold,'." in New York 16.15 (1983): 83-84. Rpt. in Works for Students. Ed. Michael L. LaBlanc and Ira Mark Milne. Vol. 10. Detroit: Gale, 2001. Literature Resource Center. Web. 12 Jan. 2013.
Rendon, Mario. "The Latino and His Culture: Chronicle of a Death Foretold." American Journal of Psychoanalysis 54.4 (Dec. 1994): 345-358. Rpt. in Short Story Criticism. Ed. Jelena Krstovic. Vol. 162. Detroit: Gale, 2012. Literature Resource Center. Web. 12 Jan. 2013.
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