The townspeople who were warned about the Vicario brothers’ plan to murder Santiago Nasar were responsible for the crime due to their negligence. As more and more people were becoming aware of the plan, they all decided not to get involved so they would not have to put their ...
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...people in the town, protecting a family’s honor, and the lack of freedom women had in the town. Women have finally gained their freedom. Women are now running for president, playing the same sports as men, and do not have their reputation based on the number of men they have slept with. Garcia Marquez shows readers how culture and society can make a difference in one’s life. If Angela had lost her virginity before marriage now rather than when the story took place, it would have not been made into a huge deal, and no man would be allowed to take another man’s life for any excuse. If society did not change, women would have still been treated as house slaves with very little education and dependent on a man their whole life.
Marquez, Gabriel Garcia. Chronicles of a Death Foretold. Trans. Gregory Rabassa. New York:
Vintage International, 2003. Print.
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