Death Foretold Allegory

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Chronicle of a Death Foretold by Gabriel García Marquez is a story of Santiago Nasar’s imminent death, the events leading up to it. The murder of Santiago Nasar takes place in a very small town and Pedro and Pablo Vicario carry out the act while making it very known. Angela deceives the whole town resulting in Santiago being wrongfully murdered and the townspeople made excuses to avoid the blame of Santiago’ death. From these events interpretations as an allegory may be made for revealing many meanings such as social injustice, deception and denial. Reasoning behind Santiago’s murder and the actions of the townspeople connect to themes that are represented in modern day. The main event of the story represents social injustice because the Vicario twins wrongfully murder Santiago. Almost everyone within the town knows about the twin’s plan and it’s reasoning. Angela Vicario had just been returned back to her family by her husband since is not a virgin and her family questions her on who had taken it and she blames on Santiago Nasar. Although nobody finds evidence of Santiago being the real perpetrator, the Vicario twins still kill him for family honor. The narrator looks through the judge’s papers, the narrator notices that he “not having…show more content…
These themes would occur often in the book and affect each other; the townspeople would often lie and deceive each other leading to problems resulting in social injustice, then the townspeople would be in denial, pushing the blame off themselves. Angela Vicario lied and didn't tell the real name of her perpetrator, blaming Santiago’s Nasar. Santiago was falsely accused of something he did not commit and pays the price for another's actions. Marquez was successful in writing Chronicle of a Death Foretold as an allegory because he was able to incorporate social injustice, denial and
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